<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/small-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:15:16 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second online competition for the Serious Game of the China IPR SME Helpdesk runs until Novermber 16th]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has launched its second online competition for the Serious Game, on Thursday the 30th of October 2014 and it runs until Sunday the 16th of November 2014.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Protecting your Domain Name in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the significance of internet usage in Southeast Asia that is relevant to them.

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Wed, 05 Nov 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[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 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[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[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[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
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network Awards recognise successful international cooperation between SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The European Commission honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece at the Enterprise Europe Network Awards held at Solvay Library in Brussels on 23 September 2014.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[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[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