<![CDATA[European Commission - Growth]]> http://ec.europa.eu/growth/news/index_en.htm All topics European union Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:16:38 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Feedback sought: Inception impact assessment on revision of vehicle type-approval legislation on General Safety and Pedestrian Safety]]> Published : Mon, 17 Jul 2017

The Commission wants your views on the inception impact assessment on the revision of vehicle safety rules in 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[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
<![CDATA[Call for expressions of interest for member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform]]> Published : Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Following the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference held in Brussels on 9-10 March 2017, the Commission and the EESC jointly launched the European circular economy stakeholder platform.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Flexible loan helps doctor give diabetics a healthier life]]>

Published : Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Country: RomaniaFinancial Intermediary: Libra Internet BankSME: Silvmed Nutritie SRLSector: Medicine and nutritionNumber of employees: 10Job creation: fewer than 10 peopleFinancing purpose: Purchasing equipment needed in lab     The prevalence of diabetes is rising among all ages due to [...]

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building solar power into bags]]>

Published : Fri, 23 Jun 2017

What if you could recharge your mobile device using your backpack? Young entrepreneur Stefan Ponsold found the answer to this question when he created SunnyBAG, a company developing solar energy systems built into bags that can easily recharge the batteries of mobile devices.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe's role in helping businesses expand]]>

Published : Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Country: FranceFinancial intermediary: SOCAMASME: Sun’Hair Coiffure (Philippe Suner)Sector: Beauty/HairdressingNumber of employees: 33Job creation: 8Financing purpose: to expand business activities             For over 20 years, Philippe has used loans obtained through EU funding programmes to invest in his [...]

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European support for a great chef in the making]]>

Published : Tue, 20 Jun 2017

In 2015, Stéphane Pitré made his dreams come true by opening up his restaurant in Paris.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU innovation: some improvements but more even progress is needed]]> Published : Tue, 20 Jun 2017

The EU's innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Mon, 19 Jun 2017

This week, Business Planet is in Berlin to talk about the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program. We speak to program coordinator Thomas Berger, Managing Director of the Institute of interdisciplinary research at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany.

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetics is now online]]> Published : Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Today the Commission published the first version of a catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics on the EU market.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consumer confidence in chemicals improving 10 years after REACH entry into force]]>

Published : Thu, 08 Jun 2017

On 1 June 2007, the REACH Regulation, cornerstone of EU chemicals legislation, entered into force. One of the reasons for developing REACH was to improve citizens' confidence in the EU regulatory framework and the safety of products.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe's defence capabilities]]>

Published : Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Today the Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: European funding tools helping small businesses thrive]]>

Published : Tue, 06 Jun 2017

This week Business Planet touches down in Malta to discuss access to European funding for SMEs, and in particular, the SME Initiative tool.

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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Planet: Back from bankruptcy and how to avoid it]]>

Published : Mon, 22 May 2017

This episode of Business Planet visits Ghent, Belgium to learn about what’s being done to help businesses avoid bankruptcy and rebound from it.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[JRC science for policy report published - "Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing: Vision for 2050 and Actions Needed"]]>

Published : Tue, 16 May 2017

This publication is a Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT