<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:16:01 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission refers Czech Republic to Court over jewellery hallmarking rules]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic to the EU's Court of Justice due to its rules on the hallmarking of jewellery. The Czech Assay office requires that certain articles of jewellery imported from another EU country be stamped with an additional national hallmark, despite the fact [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission requests Romania to remove barriers to exports of natural gas]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

By obliging the producers in Romania to give priority to sales on the domestic market and by submitting gas transactions to prior control and approval, the Commission considers that the current Romanian legal framework creates unjustified barriers to exports of gas from Romania and has requested that the barriers be [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ventilation units more energy efficient and less noisy ]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Ventilation units will become more energy-efficient and less noisy. As of 1 January 2016 a new Ecodesign Regulation will ensure that newly produced residential ventilation units will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements as well as maximum noise emission requirements.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[State aid: Commission adopts four decisions on regional investment aid for car manufacturers Porsche, BMW, AUDI and Ford]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted decisions on the compatibility with EU state aid rules of four distinct projects by Germany, Hungary and Spain to grant regional aid in favour of the car manufacturers Volkswagen, BMW and Ford, in order to attract major investment projects.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A €2 billion boost for low-carbon energy projects in Europe]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The European Commission is awarding a total of 1 billion EUR to 19 innovative low-carbon energy projects selected under the second call of the NER300 funding programme.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modern Insolvency Rules: European Commission kicks off EU-wide interconnection of insolvency registers]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide interconnection of national insolvency registers by linking up databases from seven Member States.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Operation ERMIS: 70 000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Over 70 000 counterfeit goods were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) code-named “ERMIS”.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of the consultation of sectoral experts in the context of the identification of ICT Technical Specification UBL 2.1]]> Published : Fri, 04 Jul 2014

After consultation of the European Multi-stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardisation (MSP) of last May 22 about the identification, the Commission is launching today a second consultation of sectoral experts about the identification of the OASIS Universal Business Language version 2.1 (UBL 2.1) ICT technical specification in accordance with Article 13 [...]

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Higher recycling targets to drive transition to a Circular Economy; Green Employment Initiative]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings]]> Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners]]> Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unnecessary nickel tests no longer required for toys]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission has decided to exempt nickel in electric toys from the limit value regarding carcinogenicity (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II, section 3, No 5).

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission presents actions to better protect and enforce intellectual property rights]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT: Have your say on the Commission's impact assessments and stakeholder consultations]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of its internal guidelines for impact assessment and stakeholder consultation.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Electronics: Commission launches a €5bn public-private partnership]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The European Commission launches a €5 billion public-private partnership:

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo releases the new draft version of the Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD)]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) has been released today under the form of a public consultation.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk: Video Podcast, Episode 1 – “Launch of the IPR SME Helpdesk Serious Game”]]> Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk launched its video podcast series on 24 June 2014.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Expert Group to support the competitiveness of Forest-based Industries]]> Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The Commission has set up a new expert group: the Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unleashing Europe's poten­tial through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme (the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT