<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/small-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:05:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[How can we make the EU a better place for SMEs? Commission seeks your views]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

What do small and medium sized enterprises in Europe need from future EU policy? This is the core question of a consultation the Commission launched to help upgrade the EU's Small Business Act (SBA).

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Workshop Moving forward the EU policy agenda on cluster excellence - Brussels, 23 September 2014]]> Published : Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Moving forward the EU policy agenda on cluster excellence. Lessons learned and new challenges at policy and operational level.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014

NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument]]> Published : Thu, 24 Jul 2014

The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Shortlisted projects announced]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Hundreds of projects competed in the 2014 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; 22 projects have now been shortlisted. A record number of 31 countries entered the Awards this year including 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Serbia and [...]

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted a communication encouraging Member States to look for ways to improve protection of small food producers and retailers against the unfair practices of their sometimes much stronger trading partners.

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Mon, 14 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[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[Revolutionising Europe’s entrepreneurial culture]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Since he took office in 2010, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has made it a priority to reignite Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit to lead the EU out of crisis.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Construction legacy: Unleashing low carbon growth potential]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Despite their economic and environmental advantages, low-energy buildings with high CO₂ and energy cost saving potential still have a limited market uptake.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani leads Missions for Growth]]>

Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Economic growth is increasingly concentrated in markets outside the EU: By 2030, an estimated 60 % of world growth will take place in emerging economies.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[CONNECTing European Entrepreneurs with Brazil]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

The European Commission is co-financing a scheme to support the exchange of entrepreneurs between Brazil and Europe. This will give EU entrepreneurs the chance to work alongside an experienced host entrepreneur in Brazil and explore the Brazilian market.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Portal Helps SMEs ‘Go International’]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

To help EU-based SMEs extend their business to markets beyond the EU, the European Commission recently launched the SME Internationalisation Portal. The Portal aims to give SMEs clear and easy access to the broad range of existing public services.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU enhances commercial access to Earth observation data]]>

Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Businesses and research institutions will soon have more reliable access to commercial earth observation satellite data, according to a proposal presented by the European Commission in Brussels.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission for Growth to Argentina: building business links]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

On 13 June European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani will visit Buenos Aires, to lead discussions with both politicians and business people about closer industrial cooperation between Argentina and the EU.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship]]> Published : Thu, 05 Jun 2014

The Greek EU Presidency is holding a conference in Heraklion, Greece, on 10-11 June 2014, to discuss policies on the promotion of social enterprises.

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Responding to small business needs]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

Thanks to the Small Business Act (SBA) - launched just as the financial crisis began - many of Europe’s small businesses were able to withstand the turmoil.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Account Preservation Order adopted: New EU rules will make it easier for companies to recover millions of cross-border debt]]> Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

New EU rules making it easier for companies to recover claims across borders have been adopted by EU Ministers.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT