<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.euenterprise/policies/smart-regulation/publications/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:41:07 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). The study also includes a separate guide to EU financial instruments, for stakeholders within the sector to identify and access funding (volume 2).

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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 [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation in the public sector]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jul 2012

Can public sector innovation generate growth? This question is of major significance given the current economic situation, where effective ways of creating growth are being explored. A recent survey provides interesting data from the business perspective on this topic, with many respondents putting improvements in public services for business down [...]

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Wed, 18 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[Clearer rules on construction products ]]> Published : Thu, 29 Sep 2011

Although Europe’s construction products sector is economically important, it has not yet fully exploited the opportunities offered by the single market due to remaining trade barriers. To address this, a new Regulation aims to simplify the legislative framework and strengthen the credibility of the system. The EU has also been [...]

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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:00:00 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 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[Readying European enterprises for renewed growth]]> Published : Fri, 04 Mar 2011

European efforts to support enterprises, particularly smaller ones, and to promote industrial competitiveness can help achieve the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Now the European Commission has called on stakeholders to help define a post-2013 framework for business support measures.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 03 Mar 2011 23:00:00 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 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 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT