<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.euenterprise/policies/smart-regulation/publications/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:16:53 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Estimated impacts of possible options and legal instruments of the umbrella European tourism label for quality schemes]]> Published : Wed, 17 Oct 2012

This document contains a preparatory study for the European Commission’s impact assessment on the possible options and legal instruments of the umbrella European Tourism Label for Quality Schemes.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the impact of EU policies and the measures undertaken in their framework on tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 12 Oct 2012

This study examines the impact of different EU policies, and their legislative and non-legislative initiatives, on tourism and its competitiveness (Volume 1).

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Word from the SME Envoy ]]> Published : Fri, 08 Jun 2012

Daniel Calleja Crespo is the European Commission's SME Envoy, ensuring an active interface with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Enterprise & Industry magazine has met Mr Calleja to discover more about the mission of the EU SME Envoy and that of national Envoys appointed by Member States.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Best practice in Member States to implement EU legislation in the least burdensome way]]> Published : Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Almost of third of the administrative burden derived from EU legislation are in fact not caused by the requirements of the legislation as such, but primarily stem from inefficient national implimentation of the requirements.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 12 - December 2011 ]]>

Published : Fri, 16 Dec 2011

Satellite navigation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. It facilitates precise in-car navigation, effective transport management and accurate search and rescue, to name but a few examples. Following the successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites, [...]

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Economic recovery through industrial competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 15 Nov 2011

Supporting Europe’s competitiveness requires robust industrial and SMEs policies at the national level along with effective EU-level coordination. To this end, the European Commission is ready to promote and monitor the structural improvements which can play a key role in ensuring sustainable growth. Two recent reports offer a valuable insight [...]

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise and Industry magazine n° 10 - May 2011]]> Published : Thu, 12 May 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) promotes a comprehensive policy framework to ensure that European SMEs can thrive. E&I magazine’s main feature analyses progress made so far in implementing the SBA, while looking at how the recent SBA Review is intended to drive Europe’s economic engine further forward to respond to [...]

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Wed, 11 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A first class act fostering the competitiveness of small businesses]]> Published : Fri, 29 Apr 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) was launched in 2008 to ensure that European small and medium-sized enterprises have access to finance and markets and can thrive in a regulatory environment conducive to growth. A recent European Commission review reveals that progress in implementing the SBA’s measures has been made, while [...]

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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Easing administrative procedures for car registration]]> Published : Fri, 01 Apr 2011

The Single Market is one of Europe’s key achievements, but it needs to be further strengthened in some areas so as to fully deploy its potential as creator of growth and jobs. In the field of registration of vehicles previously registered in another Member State, for example, the lack of [...]

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Safeguarding the free movement of goods]]> Published : Mon, 10 Jan 2011

The single market is a key driver of growth and jobs, but it needs timely and effective implementation of relevant legislation in order to function smoothly. As guardian of the EU Treaties, the European Commission monitors the application of EU law and investigates any infringements committed, so as to ensure [...]

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Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[An Innovation Union at the service of a sustainable future]]> Published : Fri, 10 Dec 2010

The European Commission has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost Europe’s innovative potential with the aim of turning ideas into jobs and green growth. The strategic approach streamlines efforts on key challenges, such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. In addition, it seeks to [...]

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Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creating a winning environment for business]]> Published : Wed, 30 Jun 2010

This year’s European Enterprise Awards rewarded national, regional and local initiatives which helped to build an entrepreneurial and business-friendly environment for European enterprises to exit the current crisis and chart a course to sustainable growth. The awards embody the spirit of the Small Business Act and the ‘Think small first’ [...]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European regions with an entrepreneurial vision]]> Published : Fri, 26 Feb 2010

The winners of the first European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) awards are a diverse group of territories – in terms of size, location and economic character – but they share one thing in common: a commitment to kindle and keep burning the light of entrepreneurship.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Starting up a business made easy]]> Published : Thu, 28 Jan 2010

The European Union’s drive to streamline and speed up company registration in order to promote entrepreneurship is paying dividends. European entrepreneurs can now start up a limited company in an impressive eight days on average, down from 22 days in 2001. But it does not end there: most Member States [...]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Impact of the economic crisis on key sectors of the EU, December 2009]]> Published : Wed, 23 Dec 2009

This series of reports is prepared on a monthly basis by DG Enterprise and Industry. It aims at describing the impact of the economic crisis on manufacturing and construction industries.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise and Industry magazine n° 6 - December 2009]]> Published : Fri, 04 Dec 2009

The European Union has set itself the ambitious target of reducing the administrative burden on businesses by a quarter, while preserving the effectiveness of European legislation in achieving its goals, such as protecting the public and ensuring fair competition. Issue six of the Enterprise & Industry magazine explores a recent [...]

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Thu, 03 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving regulation after five years heading enterprise policy]]> Published : Tue, 01 Dec 2009

Following the recent Communication on Reducing Administrative Burdens in the EU, European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen speaks to Enterprise & Industry magazine about the main achievements in this area during his five years in office.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Less administrative burden for business]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Nov 2009

The European Union has set itself the ambitious target of reducing the administrative burden on businesses by a quarter by 2012, while preserving the effectiveness of European legislation in achieving its goals, such as protecting the public and ensuring fair competition. A new progress report published by the European Commission [...]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise and Industry magazine n° 5 - Innovation for a sustainable economy]]> Published : Tue, 08 Sep 2009

Innovation will be critical in helping Europe’s economy recover from the crisis. As the European Commission updates its innovation policy, Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen has given an interview in which he looks at the EU’s initiatives to foster innovation during his five-year mandate in charge of enterprise and industry policy. [...]

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Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:00:00 GMT