<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:05:35 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Guide to IPR Protection in China for the Food & Beverage Industry]]> Published : Wed, 21 Jan 2015

The food and beverage industry (F&B industry) includes the research and development, processing, production, wholesale and distribution and retailing (including branding) of a wide range of food products.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide to Geographic Indications in China]]> Published : Mon, 19 Jan 2015

‘Champagne’ may be regarded as a type of ’sparkling wine’, but it carries with it a highly-regarded reputation as a beverage with a specific fine taste and quality.

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:00:00 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[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[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[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[Nurturing the competitiveness of the European food industry]]> Published : Thu, 07 Oct 2010

Despite its size and success, the European food industry is facing a number of challenges. The European Commission has been promoting initiatives to support the competitive position and sustainability of the sector, while ensuring public policy priorities, such as food safety and security of supply.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New opportunities for eco-innovation projects]]> Published : Wed, 16 Jun 2010

Green technology and eco-innovative solutions are vital to the EU’s future sustainability and competitiveness. The European Commission has launched a EUR 35-million call for project proposals under its eco-innovation scheme, which aims to transform environmental challenges into new business opportunities.

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 15 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[Europe in figures - Eurostat statistical yearbook 2008 with CD-ROM]]> Published : Sun, 01 Jun 2008

Eurostat yearbook 2008 presents a comprehensive selection of statistical data on Europe. Most data cover the period 1996-2006 and some indicators are provided for other countries such as candidate countries to the EU, members of EFTA, Japan or the USA (subject to availability). With just over 500 statistical tables, graphs [...]

Sat, 31 May 2008 22:00:00 GMT Sat, 31 May 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A resource for innovators: 122 case studies of innovative projects from Cohesion policy]]> Published : Fri, 09 May 2008

In order to support the exchange of experience amongst innovation practitioners in Europe's regions and cities, detailed case studies of 122 different projects co-financed under the Cohesion Policy of the EU are now available. These case studies concern the 26 RegioStars 2008 finalists and 58 further case studies from the Objective [...]

Thu, 08 May 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The main features of the EU manufacturing industry]]> Published : Thu, 10 Apr 2008

This publication summarises the main features of the EU manufacturing industry and its component activities. It includes an analysis of country and regional specialisation, differences in the evolution of production, exports and imports, top products sold, the cost structure, productivity and profitability, as well as the role of SMEs.

Wed, 09 Apr 2008 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 09 Apr 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission Decision 2007/395/EC concerning national provisions on the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins]]> Published : Thu, 14 Jun 2007

By letter of the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union of 8 December 2006, the Dutch Government, notified to the Commission its national provisions on the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins.

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ICT and e-business in the Food and beverages industry]]> Published : Thu, 18 Jan 2007

This is a sector study by e-Business W@tch, focusing on the food and beverage industry. Its objective is to describe how companies in this industry use ICT for conducting business, to assess the impact of this development for firms and for the industry as a whole, and to indicate possible [...]

Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2006 Pocketbook of e-business indicators]]> Published : Thu, 23 Nov 2006

This pocketbook presents the results of the e-Business W@tch's Survey 2006; fieldwork was conducted in March and April. 10 sectors are covered: food and beverages, footwear, pulp and paper, ICT manufacturing, consumer electronic, shipbuilding, construction, tourism, telecommunication services and the hospital sector.

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:00:00 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