<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:54:04 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[Programmi di sostegno dell'Unione europea per le PMI]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Una panoramica delle principali opportunità di finanziamento per le PMI europee

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[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[Forest-based sector: flying on the wings of innovation]]> Published : Thu, 14 Oct 2010

While the EU is a global leader in many of the forest-based industries, innovative solutions are needed to maintain a high level of performance.. The European Commission is supporting the sector in its efforts to further develop its sustainability and competitiveness. Bio-refineries are an area of particular interest, as they [...]

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 13 Oct 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[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[Delivering the goods in a changing world]]> Published : Wed, 26 Sep 2007

The Commission mid-term review of industrial policy focuses on how industry can meet the challenges of technological advances, reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency. Further articles in this series report on how small businesses can improve their IPR protection, and what the future holds for the mechanical engineering sector [...]

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New study details the changes needed in the European graphic industry to achieve international competitiveness]]> Published : Mon, 13 Aug 2007

A new study conducted by the Research Institute Ernst and Young assessing the competitive position of the European printing industry points up the structural challenges faced by this heavily SME-dominated sector, mainly in the form of significant overcapacity, the result of technological developments and adapting to changing demands from customers [...]

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Using wood to tackle climate change]]> Published : Sun, 01 Jun 2003

Wood plays a major role in combating climate change. Trees reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, since one cubic metre of wood absorbs one tonne of CO2. Greater use of wood products will stimulate the expansion of Europe's forests and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by substituting for fossil [...]

Sat, 31 May 2003 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 31 Mar 2003 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
<![CDATA[Distributive trades in Europe - Pocketbook]]> Published : Mon, 01 Jan 2001

Luxembourg: Eur-Op, 2001 - 141 p. Eur-Op Catalogue n° KS-AK-01-001-3A-C DE/EN/FR Price: 10 euro

Sun, 31 Dec 2000 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 31 Dec 2000 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Rural trade: Best European practices: Local distributive trades in less-favoured rural areas]]> Published : Sat, 01 Jan 2000

Luxembourg : Eur-Op, 2000 – 38 p. Eur-Op catalogue n° CT-26-99-174-**-C All languages

Fri, 31 Dec 1999 23:00:00 GMT Fri, 31 Dec 1999 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Study of Market Definition in Practice in State Aid Cases in the EU]]> Published : Mon, 14 Dec 1998

Brussels: Enterprise DG, December 1998 - 85 p. Study commissioned by Enterprise DG

Sun, 13 Dec 1998 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 13 Dec 1998 23:00:00 GMT