IP/15/5003  19-05-2015 - Transport: Commission launches infringement case on the application of the German Minimum Wage law to the transport sector 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 19 May 2015 The European Commission decided today to launch an infringement procedure against Germany, concerning the application of the Minimum Wage Act to the transport sector.
IP/15/4717  28-03-2015 - EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 March 2015 Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana.
MEMO/15/4711  30-03-2015 - Frequently asked questions - Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 March 2015 See also IP/15/4717 Why is satellite navigation important to the EU? Today, the positioning and timing signals provided by satellite navigation systems are used in many critical areas of the economy, including effective road, sea and air traffic management, in-car navigation,...
IP/15/4444  26-02-2015 - Commission takes Germany to Court to remove trade barriers for pyrotechnic goods 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the EU Court of Justice as national rules for pyrotechnic goods, which include fireworks, do not comply with EU law.
SPEECH/15/3840  28-01-2015 - Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska's closing speech at 7th Annual European Space Conference 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 28 January 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here. It is also a pleasure to see you all. I am very pleased to see Vice-President Antonio Tajani.
SPEECH/14/2349  03-12-2014 - Let's get Europe working: driving a new phase of growth and competitiveness 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 18 November 2014 Elżbieta Bieńkowska - Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Brussels, 18 November 2014, European Voice/The Economist conference "Let's get Europe working: driving a new phase of growth and competitiveness"   Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an...
SPEECH/14/1680  12-11-2014 - An EU industrial policy fit for the 21st century 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 12 November 2014 Brussels, EPC-EESC conference on"A NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR EUROPE" Elżbieta Bieńkowska - Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs INTRODUCTION Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Only a few days after the start of the new College, I am...
IP/14/1168  16-10-2014 - Turkey joins COSME, the EU’s programme for SME financing 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today, Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).
IP/14/1139  15-10-2014 - EU cooperation has improved the food supply chain, but still much needs to be done 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 October 2014 The food supply chain plays a crucial role in the daily life and well-being of every one of us. Apart from ensuring that we all have food to consume on a daily basis, it also provides employment for 46 million people in...
MEMO/14/587  14-10-2014 - Standards help businesses and protect consumers – World Standards Day 
European Commission - European Commission Press Memo Brussels, 14 October 2014 Standards improve compatibility, interoperability, safety or quality of products and services. Standards were never as important as today with mobile phone or software companies publicly battling for the domination of their respective technical specifications.