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EU Summit: Reform the OJEU regulations and help Europe grow
Over the next 24 hours EU Prime Ministers gather for the latest Summit trying yet again to solve the EUs debt problems. They will also be considering how to ...
Boost for Enterprise Europe Network in Asia, North Africa
The European Commission is extending the reach of the Enterprise Europe Network - its business and innovation support network for SMEs - by opening new contact ...
Improved access to EU funds for European businesses, towns, regions and scientists: rules of application for the New Financial Regulation
Following the recent entry into force of the new Financial Regulation the European Commission has adopted new detailed Rules of application. The delivery of EU ...
Doing business in the Czech Republic: Staff welfare
This guide outlines the social rules and employment legislation in the Czech Republic.
New debt recovery rules enter into force
Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU ...
The top 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs - consultation
Complaints are often aired about the red tape created by European law. The European Commission says it wants to cut red tape; and that it can cut red tape. ...
Single Market Act II: twelve priority actions for new growth
This year being the 20th anniversary of the Single Market, the European Commission on 3 October adopted Single Market Act II, putting forward twelve key ...
ISO 26000: NORMAPME User Guide for European SMEs
NORMAPME has produced an SME User Guide on ISO 26000 Guidance on Social responsibility. This user guide will serve to breakdown and interpret the parts of ...
Protection against unlawful acquisition of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
The European Commission has today proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful ...
Doing business in Austria: Staff welfare
This guide gives brief information on the legislation which directs social rules in the workplace in Austria.
Doing business in Austria: Sustainability
This guide outlines the main legislation in Austria which encourages businesses to adhere to sustainability standards.
Harmonisation of the rules relating to company law and corporate governance, as well as to accounting and auditing, is seen as essential for creating an EU ...
Coronavirus: joint statement Copa-Cogeca, FoodDrinkEurope, EuroCommerce
Copa-Cogeca, FoodDrinkEurope and EuroCommerce represent the core actors in the European food supply chain: farmers and agri-cooperatives, food and drink ...
Doing business in Luxembourg: Sustainability
Even though legislation in Luxembourg does not oblige businesses to adopt sustainability practices, the government gives advice on how improving companies' ...
This World Bank site provides information about the procedures and costs associated with starting a business in Israel.
Who needs credit and who gets credit in Eastern Europe? (ECB Working Paper No. 1421)
Based on survey data covering 8,387 firms in 20 countries this ECB Working Paper compares credit demand and credit supply for firms in Eastern Europe to those ...
Business Organisations Voice Strong Support For A New EU SME Strategy
Today, SMEunited, EUROCHAMBRES and BusinessEurope reiterate the call of the European SME Envoy Network for a new and dedicated European SME strategy, at a ...
Brexit and AE Pensions are the Biggest Concerns for UK Businesses
Recent research conducted on behalf of the insolvency trade body R3 has revealed the biggest sources of anxiety for UK businesses. Currently, the two biggest ...
Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic ...
Leipzig Charter will fail unless SME dimension is considered - UEAPME
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers’ organisation, welcomed the adoption of a "Charter on Sustainable European Cities" at the Leipzig informal meeting ...
EU venture capital boost to help smaller firms
Better access to finance for small and growing companies and social enterprises will be the result of EU rules agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament, the ...
Britain's Prince Charles slams 'crazy' EU laws on seeds
Prince Charles describes as "crazy" EU legislation which prevents the sale of seeds from old vegetable varieties.
EU reform of the wine market
The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the ...
The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European ...
REACH EU chemicals policy - Q&A
Questions and Answers on the European Union's new Chemicals policy, REACH
Dumping is the sale of a product for export at less than its normal value (i.e.: profitable domestic sales prices or cost of manufacture plus a small allowance ...
European Commission action against cartels – Questions and answers
The European Commission defines a cartel as being an illegal secret agreement concluded between competitors to fix prices, restrict supply and/or divide up ...
Antitrust: EC policy paper on compensating consumer and business victims of competition breaches - guide
The European Commission on 3 April 2008 published a White Paper suggesting a new model for achieving compensation for consumers and businesses who are the ...
EU consumer rights
Consumers in the European Union now have a number of common basic rights if they shop across EU borders.
Questions and answers on EU Consumer Policy strategy 2007-2013
Commissioner Meglena Kuneva on 13 March set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the European Union's ...
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