<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:05:39 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Removing roadblocks for citizens moving with their cars in the EU ]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Dec 2013

A European Commission proposal will simplify registration processes and reduce formalities associated with moving automobiles throughout the EU.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU SME Centre infographic: Importing wine to China]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

Besides an explanation of the individual steps necessary to import wine from the EU to China, this interactive infographic provides definitions of the main actors involved in the process, examples of necessary certificates and details about the applicable standards. Links connect this easy-to-use application to additional sources of information.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The machinery sector in China - the latest report]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

The Chinese machinery industry has been undergoing continuous rapid growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 25% in the last ten years.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Quiz: EU SME Centre Are you ready for China? ]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

This online questionnaire will help newcomers to China to assess their readiness to develop their business on the Chinese market and provides tips as to how they can close the gaps.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping EU enterprises seize opportunities in Japan and Korea]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jul 2012

If you are considering entering these markets or expanding your activities there, the European Commission offers two valuable programmes to help you to do so. Previous participants explain how their companies benefited from the Executive Training Programme (ETP) and the EU Gateway Programme.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Main EU funding opportunities for SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Big multinational companies tend to secure the lion’s share of Europe’s media coverage, with lots of articles being written about their activities and plans. However, the reality is that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial driver for our economy, representing more than 98% of European businesses. SMEs can [...]

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Thu, 28 Jun 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?

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a new industrial revolution in Europe ]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

The European Commission is developing ways for a radical reshape of European industry so as to boost sustainable growth. As part of that effort, it has launched a public consultation asking stakeholders for their input into a mid-term review of its industrial policy communication. This review will focus on developing [...]

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Word from the SME Envoy ]]> Published : Fri, 08 Jun 2012

Daniel Calleja Crespo is the European Commission's SME Envoy, ensuring an active interface with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Enterprise & Industry magazine has met Mr Calleja to discover more about the mission of the EU SME Envoy and that of national Envoys appointed by Member States.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU measures for SMEs reaping results ]]> Published : Thu, 24 May 2012

The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) promotes actions that address the challenges European industry is facing, with a special focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has been successful in meeting its main objectives according to a recent report, which highlights several of its achievements. Building [...]

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Wed, 23 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Latest trends in European Tourism]]> Published : Fri, 11 May 2012

Tourism has a huge impact on the EU economy affecting up to 14 million jobs. A 2012 survey offers an interesting insight into the preferences of European tourists and shows that 73% of the EU respondents plan to travel this year.

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Thu, 10 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation in healthcare and access to medicines ]]> Published : Mon, 07 May 2012

A two-day conference gathered key actors and policy-makers in Brussels in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for innovation in healthcare. Access to patent information and local capacity building emerged as two of the most interesting topics explored during the session entitled ‘Improving access to medicines in Africa, where do [...]

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Sun, 06 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Projects for sustainable and competitive industry ]]> Published : Mon, 30 Apr 2012

The Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Initiative, or SILC, helps European energy-intensive manufacturing industries fuse economic and environmental goals by capitalising on greenhouse gas emission efficiency. As an EU grant scheme, SILC promotes the development of innovative measures to reduce carbon intensity and to create new markets and jobs. The objective [...]

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Innovation push in raw materials ]]> Published : Mon, 23 Apr 2012

The European Commission has put forward an ambitious European Innovation Partnership for raw materials whose objective is to establish Europe as the vanguard of raw material exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution technologies by 2020. Central aims include ensuring a sustainable supply of raw materials for the European industry, as [...]

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Best practice in Member States to implement EU legislation in the least burdensome way]]> Published : Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Almost of third of the administrative burden derived from EU legislation are in fact not caused by the requirements of the legislation as such, but primarily stem from inefficient national implimentation of the requirements.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Effects and impact of entrepreneurship programmes in higher education]]> Published : Wed, 18 Apr 2012

The aim of this study is to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education on four dimensions: 1) the acquisition of the entrepreneurial competence 2) intentions towards entrepreneurship; 3) employability; and 4) impact on the society and on the economy.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Your gateway to EU funding ]]> Published : Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the European Union are of vital importance for economic growth. The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s biggest business support network: in addition to providing SMEs with strategic services to enable cross-border co-operation, the Network offers valuable information and advice on how to access [...]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Africa-EU cooperation on raw materials ]]> Published : Tue, 20 Mar 2012

Raw materials are high on the agenda as their sustainable supply can provide a key contribution in several areas, ranging from development to industrial competitiveness. Good governance, investment & infrastructure and geological knowledge & skills were the three main themes for discussions at a high-level conference about the Africa-EU partnership [...]

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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU's strengths and weaknesses in terms of innovation]]> Published : Thu, 08 Mar 2012

This year's Innovation Union Scoreboard shows that most Member States have improved their innovation performance. This allows the European Union to maintain a clear lead over the emerging economies of China, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa, but not to close the existing gap with innovation leaders such as the [...]

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Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT