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Registration Opens for 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling Conference 22 June 2018, 00:56 CET
SMi Group Reports: Registration is now open for the 19th annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling conference, taking place 4 – 5 December 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Bremain in Spain comments on May's Sleight of Hand 21 June 2018, 18:23 CET
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the UK to remain in the European Union and to protect the rights of British migrants living in Spain, comments on today's Brexit developments in the House of Commons.

European Labour Authority should serve the purpose of SMEs 21 June 2018, 14:04 CET
UEAPME sees the European efforts to further promote cross-border mobility and a better functioning of the Single Market as a positive step for SMEs.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap 21 June 2018, 14:00 CET
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.

EU opens way to net zero greenhouse gas emissions 21 June 2018, 00:03 CET
EU decision-makers agreed to aim for a net zero emissions economy "as soon as possible" in the early hours of this morning.

MEPs ignore expert advice and vote for mass internet censorship 20 June 2018, 23:55 CET
In a vote today, 20 June, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the a Copyright Directive, which includes measures to monitor and filter virtually all uploads to the internet.

A strong Europe needs strong SMEs - and vice versa 18 June 2018, 23:22 CET
At the UEAPME General Assembly in Sofia on 15 June, SME representatives from all over Europe gathered. They discussed key topics for SMEs with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, amongst others their competitiveness, innovation capacity and the EU Budget post 2020. To ensure SMEs can operate in a level playing field, the UEAPME General Assembly insisted that the SME definition is still fit for purpose, emphasising the 250 headcount in the current definition should be maintained.

EU overturns barriers to rooftop revolution but renewable target falls short of serious climate action 15 June 2018, 12:13 CET
Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.

EU renewables deal will hurt climate and forests 14 June 2018, 17:08 CET
EU decision-makers reached agreement in the middle of the night on an unambitious Renewable Energy Directive with rules on bioenergy that put both the climate and forests worldwide at risk.

Post-2020 funding for maritime and fisheries falls short of EU sustainability objectives 12 June 2018, 21:01 CET
Published today, the European Commission's post-2020 funding strategy for the maritime and fisheries sector (EMFF) falls significantly short of the EU’s stated ambition to create sustainable business models for fishers and contribute to the good environmental status of marine waters across all EU sea basins.

Europe Must Show Leadership, but also do More to Fight Illicit Trade 12 June 2018, 15:53 CET
The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released on 7 June the Global Illicit Trade Environment Index (the Index), ranking 84 countries on the extent they enable or prevent illicit trade.

Single Market Programme will continue to support SMEs' competitiveness 11 June 2018, 23:25 CET
UEAPME welcomes the support specifically dedicated to SMEs proposed by the European Commission for the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

Climate change activists call on EU energy ministers to unlock rooftop revolution 11 June 2018, 23:12 CET
Climate change activists urged EU energy ministers meeting in Luxembourg to live up to their climate commitments and stop restricting the rights of people to produce and share their own renewable energy. The ministers are gathering two days ahead of final negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission on the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

French chemical process engineering expertise on show at Achema 08 June 2018, 18:11 CET
31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year's Achema.

SMi reports: AP-Flyer have been confirmed as the latest sponsor of this year’s UAV Technology conference, taking place this September in Prague 08 June 2018, 15:41 CET
SMi welcomes AP-Flyer as the latest sponsor of this year's UAV Technology conference, set to take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 26th - 27th September 2018, as the company sign up to sponsor, exhibit and speak at the event.

Horizon Europe: Innovation Council needs adequate budget to deliver 07 June 2018, 15:15 CET
Europe's SMEs very much welcome the strong focus on innovation in today’s Commission proposal of for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for Research and Innovation.

European Bicycle Manufacturers Association welcomes EU Expiry Review of dumped bicycles from China 07 June 2018, 13:28 CET
Moreno Fioravanti, Secretary General of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) said: "The EBMA applauds today's European Commission decision to launch an expiry review of anti-dumping measures on Chinese bicycles.

InvestEU fund: sounds good, but devil will be in the detail 06 June 2018, 19:00 CET
Today the European Commission proposed a new fund aimed at mobilising EUR 650 billion to finance 'sustainable infrastructure' such as wind farms and the energy renovation of buildings.

Latest diesel cars emit low on-road pollutant emissions, contrary to recent misleading claims 06 June 2018, 17:48 CET
Contrary to misleading claims in a new report, the latest Euro 6d diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road under the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, which came into application in September 2017.

Post-2020 CO2 targets: Cars must be affordable and rechargeable, auto industry says 06 June 2018, 00:16 CET
One month before key votes on future CO2 targets for cars in the European Parliament, and a few weeks before discussions amongst EU environment ministers, members of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) have re-iterated their commitment to decarbonisation, as well as their concerns about the consequences of a poorly-managed transition. These include affordability for consumers, limited infrastructure availability and socio-economic impacts.

Bremain in Spain Comments on Lord Lawson Seeking French Citizenship 06 June 2018, 00:02 CET
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain and the EU, reacts to Lord Nigel Lawson seeking French citizenship.

Orolia awarded $34m US Army contract 05 June 2018, 15:34 CET
Orolia, a global Fleader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, has announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army.

Retailers and wholesalers warn against return to protectionist thinking of the 1930s 04 June 2018, 18:56 CET
EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren warned of major consequences for global supply chains resulting from US President Donald Trump's decision to impose additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, Mexico and Canada:

Registration Opens For 17th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2018 04 June 2018, 18:34 CET
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, which will be returning to Amsterdam this November.

Save our bees? EU pollinator initiative lacks teeth to address unsustainable practices! 03 June 2018, 00:33 CET
The European Commission launched on 1 June the EU Pollinators Initiative to address the rapid decline of wild pollinators, such as as bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects, which are in rapid decline.