<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:11:37 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Chemical safety and your business - ECHA]]>

Published : Wed, 07 May 2014

What is this about? The rules for the manufacture and use of chemicals in the European Union are designed to meet the business and societal needs for safer chemicals. REACH established a new system for managing the risks of chemicals, which also aims to promote competitiveness and innovation through their Registration, [...]

Tue, 06 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[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[European Union support programmes for SMEs ]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

An overview of the main funding opportunities available to European SMEs. NEW January 2012 edition.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 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[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[The Impact of private labels on the Competitiveness of the European food supply chain]]> Published : Fri, 15 Apr 2011

In the framework of the work of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain, the European Commission has commissioned a study to analyse the impact of private labels (retailers' own brands) on the competitiveness of the European food supply chain.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REACH and CLP terminology in 22 EU languages available online]]> Published : Tue, 05 Apr 2011

A test version of a multilingual terminology database provides the main REACH and CLP terms in 22 EU languages, including the CLP pictograms, hazard and precautionary statements. The database is online, free of charge.

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The right formula for Europe’s chemical industry]]> Published : Thu, 17 Mar 2011

Medieval alchemists sought to turn copper into gold. Even though modern-day chemists focus their research on different objectives, the compounds and materials they produce are truly awe-inspiring and are the bedrock upon which one of Europe’s most important, innovative and competitive industries is built. As the sector is now facing [...]

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Quick guide to find information on REACH and CLP]]> Published : Tue, 01 Mar 2011

European chemicals legislation has changed over recent years with the introduction of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) and Classification and Labelling (CLP) regulations. Their purpose is to protect human health and the environment whilst preserving the competitiveness of industry.

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:00:00 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[ECHA Newsletter, the bimonthly e-newsletter of the European Chemicals Agency]]> Published : Fri, 10 Sep 2010

ECHA Newsletter, the bimonthly newsletter of the European Chemicals Agency, provides regular information on the Agency's activities as well as lively stories and pictures of daily life within ECHA.

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission report on replica firearms]]> Published : Mon, 06 Sep 2010

On 27 July the Commission adopted a report on the placing on the market of replica firearms.This report was one of the tasks given to the Commission under Directive 2008/51/EC, amending directive 91/477/EEC on the control of the acquisition and possession of firearms. The main issue was to [...]

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Responsible industry]]> Published : Thu, 29 Jul 2010

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is good for society, the environment and business. That is why the European Commission is working to promote it in various industrial sectors.

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2010: A key year for Chemicals Registration and Notification - Act now!]]> Published : Wed, 10 Mar 2010

30 November 2010 is the deadline under REACH for registration of most hazardous substances (e.g. CMR) above 1 tonne per year, for substances very toxic to the aquatic environment above 100 tonnes per year, or substances manufactured or imported above 1 000 tonnes per year. New rules on CLP (Classification, Labelling [...]

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the Socio-economic Impact of a potential update of the Restrictions on the Marketing and Use of Cadmium (corrected)]]> Published : Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Final report

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the Analysis of the risks arising from the industrial use of Perfuorooctanoic acid (PFOA)and Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate (APFO)]]> Published : Tue, 26 Jan 2010

Final report

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT