<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:44:58 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.

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![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[European Competitiveness Report 2012]]> Published : Fri, 19 Oct 2012

European competitiveness is at the centre of analysis of the yearly competitiveness report of the European Commission. Its main focus is on recent changes of the EU's productivity growth, which is the key driver of competitiveness in the long run.

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 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[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry including an analysis of inward FDI to the EU - August - September 2012]]> Published : Thu, 27 Sep 2012

The economic outlook is very diverse across sectors and countries. Countries and industrial sectors where export activities are relatively important with respect to internal demand are pulling out of the crisis, while those supplying internal demand remain subdued. The overall industrial production trend for the EU remains relatively stable following [...]

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European automotive industry gears up for 21st century ]]> Published : Fri, 27 Jul 2012

The European automotive industry is a major driving force of the European economy, but it is currently facing a number of pressing challenges. The recommendations of the CARS 21 High Level Group should help the sector pursue a sustainable future delivering economic growth and jobs. Cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles [...]

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry with Short-term Industrial Outlook - July 2012]]> Published : Wed, 25 Jul 2012

The weakening trend of industrial production was slightly moderated by an increase of output registered in May. Overall trend-adjusted manufacturing output in May was some 2% lower than a year ago, while the industrial confidence in June remained broadly stable following a steep decline a month earlier. The ECFIN industrial [...]

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European SMEs make a big splash on International Markets ]]> Published : Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Thirty-seven examples of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have achieved success on the international stage have just been unveiled in a publication as part of the European Commission’s drive to encourage entrepreneurship in Europe. 'The Secret of Success 2012-13' is a flagship publication for the European SME Week, [...]

Thu, 12 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.

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 [...]

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry - June 2012]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Industrial production continues on its weakening trend that has interrupted theeconomic recovery of industry since the second half of 2011. Trend-adjustedmanufacturing output in April was some 1.5% lower than a year ago. There was a further steep decline in industrial confidence in May. The ECFIN industrial confidence indicator [...]

Thu, 28 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 [...]

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.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry - May 2012]]> Published : Thu, 31 May 2012

The serious interruption in the economic recovery of industry since the second half of 2011 continues to affect economic prospects. Trend-adjusted manufacturing output inthe first quarter of 2012 was a percentage point lower than in the second quarter of last year, whilst headline industrial production has fallen back somewhat further [...]

Wed, 30 May 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 [...]

Wed, 23 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry (Including a Quarterly Short-term Industrial Outlook) - April 2012]]> Published : Thu, 03 May 2012

On the basis of substantially revised Eurostat data, manufacturing output is now assessed to have weakened somewhat since the middle of 2011, interrupting the economic recovery. Nevertheless business confidence has remained broadly at its long-term average in recent months.

Wed, 02 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 [...]

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly Note on Economic Recovery in Industry - March 2012]]> Published : Wed, 25 Apr 2012

Manufacturing output remained broadly stable through the course of 2011, interrupting its initial strong recovery from the economic crisis. Recent data however give some reasons for more optimism with business confidence recovering to above its long-term average in recent months.

Tue, 24 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.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on internationalisation and fragmentation of value chains and security of supply]]> Published : Thu, 29 Mar 2012

One of the great problems in Europe is that, even though the EU has very good research and development capacities in some KET areas, the commercialisation of research results is not effectively capitalised. This implies that costly research carried out in the EU often leads to capitalisation in other regions.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT