<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:35:55 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.

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).

Thu, 11 Oct 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.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 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 [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 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 [...]

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’ [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 22 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.

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 [...]

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Think small first for business-friendly policy]]> Published : Wed, 05 Aug 2009

The ‘Think small first’ principle is now at the heart of EU policy-making, but how is it applied in practice? The European Commission has identified concrete procedures to ensure the principle can be applied effectively and to learn from examples of SME-favourable initiatives throughout the Union.

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 04 Aug 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sectoral growth drivers and competitiveness in the European Union]]> Published : Wed, 08 Jul 2009

This publication identifies the major determinants, patterns and trends in the European Union's competitiveness from a distinctly sectoral perspective. The first part provides a comprehensive assessment of the relative strengths and weaknesses of European industries with respect to the growth of value added and employment, labour and multifactor productivity, profitability, [...]

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT Fri, 29 May 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Awards 2008/09]]> Published : Thu, 02 Jul 2009

The latest European Enterprise Awards were recently presented at a ceremony in Prague. The awards recognise the innovative efforts made by local, regional and national authorities to make it easier to do business. The winning projects demonstrate how such efforts create new businesses and new jobs.

Wed, 01 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 01 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission tackles problem of late payment with new draft legislation]]> Published : Thu, 11 Jun 2009

The European Commission has proposed modifications to the Late Payments Directive to help millions of businesses supplying goods or services receive payment, from public organisations and other firms, on time.

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 10 Jun 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU’s ‘Better Regulation’ drive goes from strength to strength]]> Published : Fri, 08 May 2009

Recent progress reports reveal that the European Commission’s ‘Better Regulation’ drive has delivered concrete benefits to EU businesses, while making legislation more effective. The Simplification strategy provides many examples in this domain.

Thu, 07 May 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report from the "Think Small First" expert group - Considering SMEs' interests in policy-making]]> Published : Tue, 31 Mar 2009

The "Think Small First" principle requires that legislation takes SMEs' interests into account at the very early stages of policy making. Various tools and techniques could lead to an effective implementation of the principle. These include the application of an SME test to forthcoming legislative proposals, the consultation of the [...]

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the Invoicing Directive (2001/115/EC)]]> Published : Thu, 26 Feb 2009

This final report has been drawn in the framework of the study on the Invoicing Directive (2001/115/EC) now incorporated into the VAT Directive (2006/112/EC), as applicable on 1 January 2008. The study aims to look at the four principal areas of invoicing - the requirement to issue an invoice, the [...]

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Programme achieving results in reducing administrative burdens]]> Published : Tue, 25 Nov 2008

The Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burdens has achieved some notable successes. Fast track actions underway demonstrate that administrative burdens – and related costs – can be quickly reduced for a significant number of businesses in the EU.

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Effects of tax systems on the retention of earnings and the increase of own equity]]> Published : Wed, 22 Oct 2008

A group of national experts has produced a Summary Report of the Study "Effects of tax systems on the retention of earnings and the increase of own equity". The report presents the main conclusions, good practices and conclusions. Tax measures constituting good practices are: 1. Deferral of corporation tax, 2. [...]

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 22:00:00 GMT