<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:44:27 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Study: Sector Overview and Competitiveness Survey of the Railway Supply Industry]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Jun 2013

The railway sector can be seen as the sum of three types of actors: infrastructure managers, operators and manufacturers (i.e. the railway supply industry).

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sprijinul comunitar Programe pentru IMM-uri]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Prezentarea principalelor oportunităţi de finanţare destinate IMM-uri lor

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Trends and challenges in demand-side innovation policies in Europe]]> Published : Wed, 26 Oct 2011

Demand-side innovation policies are important policy instruments aiming to increase the demand for innovations, to improve the conditions for the uptake of innovations or to improve the articulation of demand . Their potential is widely recognised and actively promoted.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Preparing in time for REACH ]]> Published : Fri, 23 Sep 2011

The REACH Regulation is designed to deliver both a high level of protection from the potential risks posed by chemical substances and a strong, innovative European industry that is competitive on the global market. REACH concerns not only the traditional chemical industry, but also businesses from several other sectors. Relevant [...]

Thu, 22 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[Promoting resource efficiency]]> Published : Thu, 26 May 2011

Natural resources are vital for our economy and for sustaining our quality of life, but there is growing recognition that our current pattern of consumption is unsustainable. The European Union has responded with a number of initiatives to ensure that European business leads the way towards a more resource efficient [...]

Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New study looks into impacts of electric cars]]> Published : Wed, 25 May 2011

Electric vehicles are a promising technology for reducing the environmental impacts of transport. To acquire an overview of the possible impacts of the introduction of electric vehicles in the EU, DG CLIMA has commissioned a study on the status and prospects of this technology, the potential market uptake of electric [...]

Tue, 24 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 24 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 [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A European strategy for raw materials]]> Published : Fri, 18 Feb 2011

Raw materials play a key role in industrial competitiveness, including in sectors developing environmentally friendly technologies, such as electric cars and photovoltaics. Building on previous initiatives, the European Commission has proposed a set of actions that seek to enhance the EU’s access to raw materials in its competitiveness, social and [...]

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European SMEs on the global scene]]> Published : Thu, 03 Feb 2011

In order to seize the opportunities opened up by internationalisation, enterprises need to take care of several aspects, not least the protection of their intellectual property rights. A new EU-US portal provides a wealth of useful information in this domain.

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Feb 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[Tailor-made digital supply chain]]> Published : Thu, 30 Sep 2010

The European fashion industry faces fierce global competition and a more effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can help the sector meet this challenge, by boosting its innovation capacity and competitiveness. Towards this goal, the European Commission has supported a pan-European initiative that seeks to promote seamless ‘digital [...]

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Critical raw materials]]> Published : Thu, 22 Jul 2010

A vast array of raw materials, including minerals and ‘high-tech metals’, play a key role in the development of industrial applications and advanced consumer products. According to a recent report by an expert group in the framework of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, Europe is in a vulnerable position when [...]

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Clean Vehicles Strategy will drive competitiveness and sustainability]]>

Published : Sun, 27 Jun 2010

The EU’s proposed Clean Vehicles Strategy will help enhance the sustainability and global competitiveness of the European automotive industry, while increasing the number of sustainable mobility options for European citizens and meeting their growing demand for more environmentally friendly cars.

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A sharper view of Europe’s enterprise landscape]]> Published : Thu, 16 Jul 2009

A new report examines the EU economy sector by sector, and country by country, to identify the major drivers, patterns and trends in European competitiveness.

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Information and services on the subject of the tests, procedures and benefits for the development of legislation on Frontal Impact Protection]]> Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2009

From a review of the existing legislation, available accident data and proposed new and modified test procedures, potential options to improve Regulation 94 were identified. Two types of option were identified. The first type consisted of changes to the test configuration and / or the addition of new tests, referred to as ‘main’ [...]

Sun, 31 May 2009 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 31 May 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaluating the impact of possible new measures concerning category L vehicles]]> Published : Fri, 01 May 2009

Type approval requirements for mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles (vehicule category L) are currently contained in Directive 2002/24/EC and its daughter directives. This framework became mandatory for all category L vehicules sold in the European Union from 9th May 2003. Following the recommendations from the CARS21 initiative, the European Commission [...]

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaluation of the impact of possible new measures concerning the type approval of agricultural vehicles]]> Published : Wed, 01 Apr 2009

The European Commission (EC) would like to simplify the legislation on agricultural vehicles and replace the 24 present directives by a basic act and a limited number of implementing acts. In addition, the Commission propose to extend the EU type-approval system for all vehicle categories specified in Directive 2003/37/EC in order to allow completion [...]

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Correlation Factors between European and World Harmonised Test Cycles for heavy-duty engines]]> Published : Mon, 01 Dec 2008

A study was conducted for the determination of correlation factors between the European test cycles ESC and ETC and the World Harmonised test cycles WHSC and WHTC. The latter cycles are planned to replace the ESC and ETC in emission legislation for on road heavy duty engines, starting with Euro [...]

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 30 Nov 2008 23:00:00 GMT