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.
SPEECH/14/677  10-10-2014 - "SMEs in the Strengthening of the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base" 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Ferdinando NELLI FEROCI European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship SMEs and EDTIB Seminar La Spezia, 10 October 2014 Dear Minister Pinotti, Dear Ministers, Honoured guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Introduction I would like to thank Minister Pinotti for having invited me to this important event.
IP/14/1078  03-10-2014 - SMEs still struggled in 2013, in spite of signs of positive economic recovery 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 October 2014 In 2013, economic conditions remained challenging for SMEs in most Member States. Economic results suggest there is a recovery, but it is uneven and not yet following a robust trajectory.
MEMO/14/549  03-10-2014 - Performance of SMEs in 2013: a fragile and incomplete recovery 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 October 2014 Every year the European Commission analyses how much progress European countries made in implementing the Small Business Act (SBA)1. This memo describes the results of the assessments which were published today in the country-specific SBA factsheets2.
IP/14/1074  02-10-2014 - Scheme for business start-ups by mothers with young children wins top prize at EEPA 2014 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 October 2014 The seven winners of the 8th edition of European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) were announced today. The Grand Jury Prize winner came from Hungary. The project, Encouraging Business Start-ups by Mothers with Young Children, helps mothers to acquire the entrepreneurial skills and...
MEMO/14/546  02-10-2014 - European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Winners announced 
European Commission - Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2014 European Today the seven winners, 12 runners up and three special mentions for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards were announced. Organisations from all 28 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Serbia and Turkey, competed for the chance to win either a specific category...
IP/14/1052  29-09-2014 - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova join COSME, the EU’s financing programme for small and medium-sized enterprises 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 September 2014 Today, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Ferdinando Nelli Feroci signed two Agreements with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova formalising the entry of both countries in the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME) (2014-2020).
IP/14/1044  25-09-2014 - Cutting emissions and cutting red tape: a new regulation for off-road engines 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2014 The European Commission today proposed measures will cut emissions of major air pollutants from engines in non-road mobile machinery and cut the complexity of the legal framework for the sector.