<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:37:45 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Multilingual chemical terminology]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Did you know that you can find online the key terms from the EU chemicals legislation in 22 EU languages?

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Programas de apoio da União Europeia para as PME]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Panorâmica das principais oportunidades de financiamento acessíveis às PME europeias

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Overall positive impact of mobility of Bulgarian and Romanian workers on EU economy ]]> Published : Fri, 11 Nov 2011

A new European Commission report highlights the overall positive role that mobile workers from Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) have played in receiving countries' economies.

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better standards to enhance European competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 06 Sep 2011

By outlining clear requirements for goods and services, standards help protect consumers, create new and larger markets and boost innovation. The European Commission has put forward proposals to modernise the European standardisation system to meet the challenges of our ever faster changing world, thus contributing to the objectives of smart, [...]

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprising solutions for women entrepreneurs ]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jun 2011

Female entrepreneurship is a key resource for Europe. The Enterprise Europe Network provides the practical support needed to thrive in the business world.

Wed, 29 Jun 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 [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[One charger for all mobile phones]]> Published : Fri, 28 Jan 2011

European consumers will soon have the convenience of a single charger for mobile phones produced by major manufacturers, thanks to new standards promoted by the European Commission. This agreement, involving 14 phone makers, will also benefit the environment by cutting waste.

Thu, 27 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 [...]

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial policy takes centre stage]]> Published : Thu, 02 Dec 2010

A competitive industry is key if Europe is to remain a global economic leader. In order to promote a successful industrial policy in our fast changing world, the European Commission has set out a wide-ranging strategy that aims to maintain and support a strong, diversified and competitive industrial base in [...]

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Star SMEs pick up awards]]> Published : Thu, 25 Nov 2010

The Enterprise Europe Network’s third annual conference in Antwerp, Belgium, rewarded four pioneering small businesses that have made outstanding progress in marketing innovative products across borders, thanks to partnerships set up with the Network’s support.

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Securing peace and prosperity]]> Published : Fri, 19 Nov 2010

Security research can improve both the safety of citizens and the competitiveness of industry. The EU has streamlined its efforts in this domain by devoting a specific strand of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research to this theme. Halfway through the implementation of the programme, a conference was held to [...]

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[CE marking made easy]]> Published : Wed, 10 Nov 2010

The European Commission has launched an information campaign and a new website that explain the role and meaning of the CE marking both to consumers and professionals. It also provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide for professionals to how this familiar marking works and is implemented.

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small businesses benefit from internationalisation]]> Published : Thu, 15 Jul 2010

Internationalisation is vital for SMEs to prosper in an increasingly competitive world and could contribute to sustaining employment, according to a recent study.

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:00:00 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[Giving Europe an innovation boost]]> Published : Fri, 05 Feb 2010

Since its launch in 2007, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) has promoted several initiatives and produced important results: over 50,000 SMEs have already benefited from its guarantee scheme under the financial instruments and more than 11,000 SME co-operation agreements have been put forward. In 2010, the EIP will continue [...]

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Oiling the cogs of the European machinery sector]]> Published : Fri, 04 Dec 2009

Applicable from 29 December 2009, the revised Machinery Directive aims to consolidate the achievements of the original legislation in terms of the free circulation and safety of machinery in Europe, whilst improving its application. In the run up to the revisions coming into force, a stakeholder conference has been organised [...]

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 23:00:00 GMT 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.

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[Ecodesign for a sustainable future]]> Published : Thu, 19 Nov 2009

The newly extended Ecodesign Directive brings a greater range of products inside its framework. All products which influence energy consumption during use, as well as those which consume energy directly, are now covered by its principles. This will lead to more sustainable products which benefit industry and citizens alike.

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting small businesses in a big world]]> Published : Fri, 06 Nov 2009

Success stories from Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland show how the Enterprise Europe Network is helping SMEs expand markets, find partners for innovation and obtain EU funding to develop their businesses.

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:00:00 GMT