<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:33:56 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Copernicus takes off – and the EC shows how space will benefit us all]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Oct 2014

The European Commission has strengthened its partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) to bring Copernicus – Europe’s Earth Observation Programme – a step closer to reality. Over 7 years, €3.15 billion will be provided from the EU budget to implement the programme. Meanwhile, more than 450 000 European [...]

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Agreement with ESA signed to implement Copernicus, Europe's Earth Observation Programme ]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Oct 2014

The European Commission paves the way for the take-off of the new earth observation programme Copernicus.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: RINASCIMENTO IN MILAN, 13-14 November 2014

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Car sector: Steering the automotive industry on the right road]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

The development of the global automotive industry has accelerated since 2009 as third markets creep up behind Europe, changing the trade flows and the automotive value chain.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Destinations of ExcelleNce : a network for sustainable tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

The network of European Destinations for ExcelleNce (EDEN) met on 21 October 2014. Participants shared good practices to develop sustainable tourism and benefited from learning sessions on innovative communication channels.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Space Expo in Genoa (Italy)]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Today the European Space Expo opens its doors for the 22nd time!

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Pharmaceutical Industry: A Strategic Sector for the European Economy ]]> Published : Wed, 22 Oct 2014

A workshop was organised on 22/10 in Rome by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) on the role and the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical industry and its importance with regard to public health and the economy in Europe.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Enforcement of IPR in China (China IPR SME Helpdesk)]]> Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the China IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the enforcement options in China that are relevant to them.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to pro­mote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

The European Commission will lead a delegation of representatives of European business associations and entrepreneurs to China to discuss with the Chinese government and entrepreneurs how to further promote EU-China trade and industrial cooperation.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Court of Justice rules favourably for the Commission over the German barriers to trade in construction products]]> Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

German requirements that construction products must have additional national marks or approvals, despite the fact that they already have a CE-mark and are legally marketed in other Member States are breaching the European rules of free movement of goods.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

The "Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)" gathers information on the various sources of EU funding of interest for the European tourism industry and its different actors, from both private and public sector.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ecodesign and energy efficiency]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

As part of the EU’s suite of policy strategies for a more competitive and sustainable Europe by 2020, with greater energy security, ecodesign measures will play a key role.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA and COSME: dream duo for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Small and Medium sized Enterprises provide an incredible 85 % of all new EU jobs so the European Commission believes a policy fit for them is a policy fit for nearly everybody.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[August 2014 compared with July 2014: Production in construction up by 1.5% in euro area]]> Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

In August 2014 compared with July 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.5% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2014, production in construction grew [...]

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission asks Germany to fully implement EU toy legislation]]>

Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

The protection of children is a key concern. This is why European toy safety rules are among the strictest in the world. However, Germany is currently not applying agreed EU rules on limit values for levels of arsenic, mercury and antimony in toys.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Turkey joins COSME, the EU’s programme for SME financing]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU cooperation has improved the food supply chain, but still much needs to be done]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The food supply chain plays a crucial role in the daily life and well-being of every one of us. Apart from ensuring that we all have food to consume on a daily basis, it also provides employment for 46 million people in more than 15 million enterprises engaged in agriculture, [...]

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Enterprise Europe Network celebrating 7 years of support in Turin, helping small companies innovate and internationalise ]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Through local business and innovation organisations, this EU-co-funded Network helps SMEs find partners in Europe and beyond, and provides an integrated range of support services to businesses, such as advising on European legislation or helping SMEs find financing for their projects.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT