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Calls for proposals : European Small Business Portal
New Block Exemption Regulation - briefing
The European Commission has adopted a new Regulation that 'block exempts' distribution and supply agreements at different levels of the production and ...
Small Business Act: a not so happy birthday, say SMEs
The Small Business Act adopted exactly one year ago by the Council has had a limited impact on the ground so far and much remains to be done to ensure the full ...
From 18 April 2016, new rules have changed the way EU countries and public authorities spend a large part of the €1.9 trillion paid for public procurement ...
Public procurement initiative
To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the European Commission has put forward an initiative ...
The United States and the EU share the aim of helping businesses – particularly SMEs – protect and enforce their intellectual property rights (IPR) in foreign ...
Report on single market integration and competitiveness in the EU and its member states - 2015
The economic performance of the EU has improved in 2014 relative to the two previous years. While growth rates remain low and it will take time to reduce ...
Roadmap to a deeper and fairer Single Market
The European Commission presented on 28 October a roadmap to unleash the full potential of the Single Market and make it the launchpad for Europe to thrive in ...
SEPA: Broad range of stakeholders beginning to see huge problems
SEPA (the Single European Payments Area) risks being a massive failure unless key issues are resolved, particularly regarding the security of the Direct Debit ...
EU plans for cutting red tape, with less but better regulation
As the United Kingdom begins to gear up for its referendum on EU membership following the Conservative win in the general election, the European Commission ...
EU businesses need transparent and fair online platforms: MEPs
An EU Parliament committee approved Thursday a draft law which requires online platforms such as Google and Amazon to end unfair practices to businesses and ...
eBusiness
By enabling companies to sell to consumers and work with partners without being physically present, the European Commission sees eBusiness as being essential ...
Europe's .eu a soaring success in cyberspace
The .eu online domain name is enjoying a runaway success in cyberspace with over 2.5 million registered users during its first year.
.eu one year on - questions & answers
This April 2007, Europe's internet domain .eu celebrates its first year of being open to the public. Over 2.5 million domain names have been registered. This ...
Fighting Spam in the EU
The EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive applies to the processing of personal data in connection with the provision of public electronic ...
Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
The use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) can help to design information and communication systems and services in a way that minimises the collection ...
Business demography
Business demography in 17 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. Results from 1997 to 2003. Data on enterprise births, deaths, and survival of newly born ...
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) today publishes its new report "Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in ...
EU Copyright Directive
The 2001 EU directive extended copyright protection to the Internet and other new media.
Industrial Property Rights Strategy for Europe - guide
The European Commission adopted on 16 July two initiatives in the area of copyright. First, the Commission proposes to align the copyright term for performers ...
Funding opportunities in the EU pharmaceutical industry
Expand your business in the pharmaceutical industry through the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme developed by the European Commission to support ...
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a report on the results of a new survey on firms’ access to finance. The survey was conducted in cooperation with ...
Entrepreneurship can trigger the creation of wealth and employment and within the EU entrepreneurial activity should be encouraged. Many in the EU feel that ...
Borrowing Environment in the EU
Most businesses in Europe rely on bank loans for their external financing. However, borrowing can be difficult for SMEs - particularly if they lack collateral ...
Business & Enterprise in the EU
While modern and often successful, European business and industry knows it cannot afford to rest on their laurels. It is a constant challenge to remain ...
The European Commission has issued a Green Paper launching a public consultation on possible ways forward to improve access to information on businesses across ...
EU support to fight the crisis in the automotive sector
The European automotive sector, with 12 million jobs depending on this strategic industry, has been hit particularly hard by the current economic crisis with ...
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
The European Commission's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme is one of the specific programmes under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework ...
CIP is a programme for SMEs bringing together several existing EU activities that support competitiveness and innovation The new CIP programme has a budget of ...
On these European Commission pages you can find a brief introduction to some of the simple steps that companies can take to integrate corporate social ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 848
Protecting our 5G future
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The Week Ahead no. 439
Antimicrobial resistance - Clean Planet for all - one year of GDPR - intellectual property enforcement

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