<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Wed, 06 May 2015 00:22:35 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[GROW your REGIOn conference ]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015

GROW your REGIOn conference – Thumbs Up for a Joint Approach to Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Parliament approves eCall]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015

The European Parliament approved a Regulation that will make eCall, the European emergency call system, mandatory for new types of cars and vans. Carmakers will have to install the technology in all new car and van models from 31 March 2018 onward. The system could help save hundreds of lives [...]

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters signed in Washington D.C.]]>

Published : Thu, 23 Apr 2015

Clusters are being recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as boosters of the economy and a Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters, the first of its kind, was signed on 22 April in Washington D.C.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Parliament and Council back Commission trade mark reform package]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Apr 2015

After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional political agreement on the trade mark reform package in the so-called "trilogue discussions".

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission recognises voluntary energy efficiency agreement for game consoles]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Apr 2015

The European Commission is recognising a voluntary agreement on the energy efficiency of video game consoles.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission launches IMI public procurement pilot project]]> Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The European Commission has launched a pilot project to use the Internal Market Information (IMI) system to help public authorities check the information and documentation provided by procurement companies from other European countries.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission report on the benefits of TTIP for Small and Medium Enterprises]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a report presented by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on 20 April.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission launches €3 million prize to improve air quality in cities]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Apr 2015

The €3 million Horizon prize for materials for clean air will be awarded to the person or team that develops the best material to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New EU rules on the use of Butylpara­ben and Propyl­par­aben in cosmetics products]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Apr 2015

As of 16 April 2015, European Commission rules require manufacturers to reduce the concentration of Butylparaben and Propylparaben in cosmetics products and to avoid using these preservatives in products designed for application on the nappy area of children under the age of three.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Updated Single Market Scoreboard: transposition of directives improving but Member States can do better]]> Published : Wed, 15 Apr 2015

According to the latest edition of the Single Market Scoreboard, Member States have improved the timely transposition of EU legislation into national law (0.5%) compared to six months ago (0.6%). However, the number of pending infringements concerning incorrect transposition of directives, violation of Treaty articles and regulations, or bad application [...]

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First COSME agreement in France signed: EUR 900m for French SMEs ]]> Published : Mon, 13 Apr 2015

The first loan guarantee agreement under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) in France was signed on 10 April 2015. It will bring over EUR 900 million of EU support to French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES).

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Open Service : Ionospheric Correction Algorithm for Galileo Single Frequency Users]]>

Published : Wed, 08 Apr 2015

The Galileo ionospheric model unveiled: a new step towards better performance.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How to Protect Trade Secrets when Meeting Potential Partners]]> Published : Wed, 01 Apr 2015

The latest blog article from Your IP Insider explains how to protect trade secrets.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW REPORT: Vehicle safety and the protection of vulnerable road users - next steps]]> Published : Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The Commission has published a long awaited report with a list of over 50 specific vehicle safety features that have the most potential to improve vehicle safety, and thus road safety, in the EU.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Mar 2015

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commissioner Bieńkowska launches high-level group on defence research]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A competitive and efficient European defence and technological industrial base requires more investment in research and innovation. However, over the last years this investment has seen dramatic reductions in Europe accompanied by rapidly deteriorating security context.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-U.S. Cooperation on Satellite Navigation, Working Group C - ARAIM Technical Subgroup, Milestone II Report]]> Published : Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The U.S.-EU Agreement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation signed in 2004 established the principles for the cooperation activities between the United States of America and the European Union in the field of satellite navigation.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk 'Serious Game' sessions]]> Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The China IPR SME Helpdesk Serious Game is an online game which provides an interactive expereince of protecting IPR and doing business in China.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Digital Transformation of European Industry and Enterprises]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship has released its first report at an event in Brussels on 24 March 2015.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Video competition - Build Europe with us!]]>

Published : Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT