<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:53:24 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Ideas for competitiveness of the fashion and high-end industries]]>

Published : Fri, 19 Oct 2012

Following the Communication on cultural and creative sectors late September, Commission services have published two Staff Working Documents on the fashion and high-end industries. They present possible initiatives in order to invest in creativity and innovation, boost exports and sustainable growth, foster e-commerce while protecting intellectual property rights. Furthermore, the documents consider possibilities [...]

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[Study on the Interplay between Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)]]> Published : Wed, 21 Sep 2011

The study suggests that the globalisation of actors and the convergence of technologies call for a global perspective on the interplay between IPRs and standardisation.The policies of the European Union should continue to promote voluntary, market-led standardisation, whereas IPR policies should be set by thestandard setting organisations (SSOs) [...]

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:00:00 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[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[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[SME Test Study and IA on possible options for reviewing the Directive 97/68/EC relating to NRMM]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jun 2010

FINAL REPORT : SME Test Study and IA on possible options for reviewing the Directive 97/68/EC relating to NRMM

Mon, 31 May 2010 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 31 May 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Pink Book 2008 (the acquis of the European Union under the management of DG ENTR) is published]]> Published : Wed, 21 Jan 2009

The acquis of the European Union unbder the management of DG Enterprise and Industry - List of measures

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Internal Market Scoreboard: best result ever - Member States reach new target ahead of deadline]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2008

Member States (MS) have never performed better in implementing agreed Internal Market rules into national law, according to the European Commission’s latest Internal Market Scoreboard. On average only 1.0% of Internal Market Directives for which the implementation deadline has passed are not currently written into national law, down from 1.2% [...]

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Single market for goods - Information pack 2008]]> Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2008

An Information Pack written in plain language about the free movement of goods in the EU, explaining how this important freedom is assured while taking full account of concerns about health and safety and the environment. The principle of mutual recognition and the preventive effect of Directive 98/34 are addressed. [...]

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Presentations - 13th eBSN Workshop 'eBusiness Solutions and Standards for SMEs']]> Published : Tue, 11 Sep 2007

The European eBusiness Support Network Workshop held in Berlin on 24.05.07 was addressed to policy makers, SME support organisations and standardisation initiatives with practical experience in standardisation activities as well as with application of standards in business processes notably of SMEs. The first goal was to establish the state of [...]

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 10 Sep 2007 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Use of Data to Access to Finance in Europe]]>

Published : Sat, 07 Jul 2007

The European Commission has conducted an external 'Evaluation of data and sources underlying the analysis of market gaps in access to finance for SMEs in the EU' commissioned to GHK/Technopolis.The evaluation provides an overview on sources of empirical information on SMEs' access to finance as well as their quality. It [...]

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:00:00 GMT Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[e-Business Interoperability and Standards]]> Published : Fri, 30 Sep 2005

A cross-sector perspective and outlook

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 29 Sep 2005 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European standardisation: What are European standards?]]> Published : Thu, 01 Jan 2004

Luxembourg: Eur-Op, 2003 - leaflet Eur-Op catalogue n Deg. C NB-45-02-498-**-D This leaflet replies to a series of basic questions about European standardisation: What are European Standards ? Where are they developed? Who takes part in their development ? ...

Wed, 31 Dec 2003 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 31 Dec 2003 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Methods of referencing standards in legislation with an emphasis on European legislation]]>

Published : Tue, 01 Jan 2002

Standards can play an important role in legislation, in particular in technical regulation. This guide gives an overview of the different methods applied while making reference to standards in legislation showing concrete examples with their advantages and disadvantages.

Mon, 31 Dec 2001 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Beyond Consortia, Beyond Standardisation? New Case Material and Policy Threads]]> Published : Mon, 01 Oct 2001

The study redefines the consortia matter and raises issues that are relevant to the public policy of standardisation. It is estimated that around 350 standards consortia are active and producing their own technical specifications. The great majority of them are active in the ICT area, but the process has spread [...]

Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Avoiding distortion of competition from regional aid for large investment projects – theory and application in the multisectoral framework]]> Published : Wed, 01 Aug 2001

Brussels: Enterprise DG, August 2001 - 28 p. Report commissioned by Enterprise DG

Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:00:00 GMT