<![CDATA[European Commission - Growth]]> http://ec.europa.eu/growth/news/index_en.htm All topics European union Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:39:36 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[State of the Union 2017 – Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry]]>

Published : Mon, 18 Sep 2017

On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. The new Industrial Policy Strategy we are presenting today will help our industries stay or become the world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation."

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Conference on tourism in the European Parliament (Brussels)]]>

Published : Fri, 15 Sep 2017

The President of the European Parliament announced a high-level conference to discuss 'A European strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry, a key driver for job creation'. This big event will be held in Brussels on 27 September, 'International Day of Tourism'.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: Using viruses to fight cancer]]>

Published : Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Business Planet visits French bio-tech firm Transgene in Strasbourg to learn about immuno-oncology, where the DNA of specific viruses are modified so that they can track down cancer cells.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REGISTRATION: European Tourism Day – 28 November 2017 in Brussels]]> Published : Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Registration for the 2017 European Tourism Day is now open

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final report: In depth cost-effectiveness analysis of the identified measures and features regarding the way forward for EU vehicle safety]]> Published : Wed, 06 Sep 2017

In 2015, the European Commission published a report on technology and measures for road user safety. This report provided initial feasibility, cost and benefit information for over 50 candidate safety measures that could be implemented as part of the amendment to the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation. The 2017 study reviews [...]

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New and improved car emissions tests become mandatory on 1 September]]>

Published : Mon, 04 Sep 2017

As of 1 September 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ('Real Driving Emissions' – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ('World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure' – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Madera: Flying across the Tara River canyon]]>

Published : Mon, 28 Aug 2017

At over 1km in length, the extreme zip line in Tara offers an adrenaline-filled experience at speeds that can reach 100km/h over the canyon’s crevice, complete with breath-taking views. Well, that is if the adrenaline rush hasn’t taken your breath away already…

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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bulgarian family business reaps rewards of EU-backed loan]]>

Published : Mon, 21 Aug 2017

Shortly after the fall of communism, Ivan Ivanov found himself without a job. At a time when the first private businesses were emerging, Ivan decided to take a leap of faith and launched his own firm.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Aramisauto: Cars bought online and delivered to your doorstep]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Aug 2017

Most of us enjoy spending time browsing websites and making purchases online. Traditionally, however, a car is perhaps not the first thing one would associate with online shopping. But Aramisauto has revolutionised the way second-hand cars are traded in France.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaneos: Tailor-made trips, designed by local travel agents]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The world is a smaller place than it used to be. Travel opportunities today are greater than ever before, with lower prices, better access and a wealth of information at our fingertips. More importantly, perhaps, consumers are today much more able and willing to navigate this smaller world on their [...]

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Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: Help for small businesses from COSME, in Austria]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Jul 2017

The EU has been finding new ways to help small businesses get the money they need to start up or grow. Business Planet visits Austria and looks at one of the tools it uses: COSME, the 2014-2020 programme to improve competitiveness of SMEs.

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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final report: Study on the assessment and certification of automated vehicles]]> Published : Thu, 20 Jul 2017

This study informs the Commission on how to regulate upcoming automated steering functions in vehicles. In particular, ‘lane change assist’ (LCA) and enhanced ‘lane keep assist systems’ (LKAS). These functions are currently not regulated.

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Feedback sought: Revision of the vehicle type-approval legislation on General Safety and Pedestrian Safety]]> Published : Mon, 17 Jul 2017

The Commission wants your views on the revision of the General Safety Regulation and Pedestrian Safety Regulation.

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Workshops on the EU Construction & Demolition Waste Management Protocol in 6 EU capitals]]> Published : Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Local stakeholders in the construction and waste sectors are coming together with the European Commission in Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and Spain. Morning workshops are held to discuss construction & demolition waste, and in particular the management of it.

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Construction Conference: Let's build changes!]]> Published : Wed, 12 Jul 2017

                    Like other industries, construction is continuously changing. It is important to keep on top of the latest challenges and potential solutions to ensure the industry's value chain can meet the demands of the future. This conference brought together industry leaders, finance professionals [...]

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus Sentinel satellites confirm the breaking of Antarctica's ice shelf]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Copernicus, the EU's earth observation and monitoring programme, has confirmed today the breaking of the trillion tonne Larsen-C ice shelf in Antarctica, creating one of the largest icebergs on record.

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cumulative cost assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industry published]]> Published : Fri, 07 Jul 2017

The study aims at identifying the cumulative regulatory costs stemming from the European legislation most relevant to the EU ceramics and glass industries.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Single Market Scoreboard: EU countries compliance with EU law not yet good enough]]>

Published : Thu, 06 Jul 2017

The online Single Market Scoreboard, published today, shows that whilst most barriers to the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital are being eliminated, in some fields the situation is stalling or even worsening.

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Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: Social start-up is turning Molenbeek into Molengeek ]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Jul 2017

The latest edition of Business Planet visits Molenbeek in Brussels, home to MolenGeek - a socially-conscious shared workspace and IT incubator.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Taking innovation to space with EU funding for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 03 Jul 2017

An Italian small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has developed a leading-edge satellite decommissioning device with funding from Horizon 2020 - the EU programme for research and innovation.

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Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT