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Industry rallies Europe to respond to new EU consultation on market economy status of China 11 February 2016, 22:19 CET
Today, 30 European industries represented by AEGIS Europe called on European unions, businesses and NGOs to respond urgently to the European Commission’s new public consultation into the Market Economy Status (MES) of China. presents its apartment rental platform at the Business Travel Show 2016 11 February 2016, 16:57 CET, a French start-up dedicated to peer-to-peer accommodation for business travellers, will showcase its reservations platform at the Business Travel Show in London on 24-25 February 2016.

Better involvement of SMEs in governance discussed with VP Dombrovskis 11 February 2016, 12:32 CET
Yesterday afternoon, Ulrike Rabmer-Koller President of UEAPME met EC Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis to discuss better involvement of SME Employers’ Associations in economic governance at European and national level.

Optimise user experiences on your mobile app: ip-label showcases its mobile APM tool on the French Pavilion at Mobile World Congress 2016 09 February 2016, 12:38 CET
ip-label is a frontrunner in the application performance management (APM) market. The Mobile APM offer from ip-label lets customers measure and optimise user experience throughout the mobile application’s lifecycle. This French software vendor will showcase its new service on the French Pavilion (stand 5B41) at MWC 2016 in Barcelona on 22-25 February 2016. Assess the experience of each and every user

SYSTRAN showcases new language service APIs to build ground-breaking apps at Mobile World Congress 2016 08 February 2016, 23:55 CET
SYSTRAN, the leading provider of intelligent language technologies, will be showcasing a cloud based application program interface (API) platform offering natural language processing (NLP) services on the French Pavilion (stand 5B61) at MWC 2016, 22 25 February 2016. The aim of this new platform is to let independent developers and companies explore the vast ocean of multilingual data and obtain these data in an analysis-friendly form.

Europe failing to use legal armoury against illegal logging 04 February 2016, 18:29 CET
In the coming weeks, the European Commission will adopt a report assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which became applicable in March 2013, and formulate recommendations about its next steps.

Serbia - the first EU candidate country to produce a Gender Equality Index 04 February 2016, 17:59 CET
Serbia launched on 2 February the results of its Gender Equality Index making it the first non-EU country to produce an assessment of how equal women and men are in the various fields of society by applying a broad scale of indicators. Compared with the EU Member States Serbia’s overall score places it in 22nd position. With a score of 40.6 points out of 100 Serbia is almost half way towards gender equality. In comparison, the EU average is 52.9.

European Parliament calls for TiSA agreement that protects and benefits consumers 03 February 2016, 22:51 CET
Today, the European Parliament’s plenary adopted recommendations to the European Commission on the ongoing ‘Trade in Services’ (TiSA) agreement.

Auto industry reacts to parliament vote on RDE 03 February 2016, 22:43 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) welcomes the direction set by the European Parliament in today’s vote, allowing for the adoption of the regulation on Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which was approved by the member states last October.

EuroISPA: Privacy Shield political agreement is a step in the right direction 03 February 2016, 22:36 CET
EuroISPA has been supportive of the efforts of the European Commission, the US Department of Commerce, and the Article 29 Working Group to realise a data transfer mechanism that supports transatlantic trade and maintains consumer trust in the Information Society.

Experts in dangerous goods transportation showcase complete value chain on the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016 03 February 2016, 15:35 CET
For the first time, SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March 2016 in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France, will feature the new Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion.

Misguided spending by enfants terribles is undermining Europe's transition to a fossil-free future 28 January 2016, 15:58 CET
EU billions destined to transform the carbon-intensive, inefficient energy systems of central and eastern Europe are being misspent, finds a new report today by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe. Bad spending plans and a lack of climate commitments from nine central and eastern European governments is hampering Europe’s transition away from fossil fuels, the groups say.

EU presents plans to repair car testing 27 January 2016, 17:51 CET
The European Commission presented its plans on 27 January for overhauling the framework to approve cars in the European Union.

EU SME policy has to move from words to actions 27 January 2016, 12:40 CET
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, used her first official visit to Brussels as the new President of the European Crafts and SME Association UEAPME, to discuss future priorities of Europe's SME policy with EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner Avramopoulos, Members of Parliament, representatives from Commission services and other stakeholders.

Auto industry forecasts modest growth for 2016 21 January 2016, 15:58 CET
Ahead of its 25th Anniversary Reception in Brussels this evening, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) shared its market expectations and some of its key policy recommendations for 2016.

European Patent Office revokes Monsanto patent on melons 20 January 2016, 17:22 CET
The European Patent Office (EPO) has revoked a patent held by Monsanto on melons (EP1962578) for technical reasons.

Automobile industry calls for urgent clarity on emissions test 19 January 2016, 12:14 CET
Following the debate on real-driving emissions (RDE) during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) reiterates that it fully agrees with the need for emissions to more closely reflect real-world conditions.

WWF: The Mediterranean Sea won't sustain our economy if we don’t turn the tide now 19 January 2016, 12:10 CET
The Mediterranean region is currently facing impressive growth, a real “blue Gold Rush”. Without a long-term vision for sustainable development, the Mediterranean Sea will not be able to sustain our economy and our well-being, says WWF.

Spirits producers welcome EU challenge to Colombia 14 January 2016, 23:39 CET
The EU has today requested WTO consultations with Colombia concerning that country’s discriminatory tax and monopoly systems.

Stop China Dumping: EU industry alliance says no to Market Economy Status (MES) 14 January 2016, 23:28 CET
15 years after it joined the World Trade Organisation, China has still not complied with a number of the clear-cut obligations it made so as to be able to join, including the vital provision to allow all prices to be 'determined by market forces.'

Saturn, the innovative programmable rail safety I/O network by ClearSy of France, runs rings around the competition 21 December 2015, 14:00 CET

French Tech out in force at Mobile World Congress 2016 and 4YFN 18 December 2015, 12:34 CET

European Parliament calling for patents on plants derived from conventional breeding to be stopped 17 December 2015, 22:15 CET
In a resolution backed by a large majority of its members, the European Parliament has taken a clear position against granting patents on plants derived from conventional ("essentially biological") breeding.

Parliament rejects 'unlawful' proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU 16 December 2015, 23:37 CET
The European Parliament dealt another blow on 15 December to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of this GM crop was “not consistent with Union law” that aims at a high level of health and environmental protection.

New Data Protection Regulation falls short in important areas 16 December 2015, 23:31 CET
To ensure a smooth functioning of the Digital Single Market (DSM) and trust in digital services, a harmonised data protection regime is essential. For this reason, the European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) strongly supported the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the European Union’s desire to realise a digital single market in which innovation can thrive and European citizens’ fundamental rights are safeguarded.