MEMO/14/497  23-07-2014 - European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Shortlisted projects announced 
European Commission - Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 European Hundreds of projects competed in the 2014 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; 22 projects have now been shortlisted.
IP/14/851  22-07-2014 - COSME: the European Commission and the European Investment Fund sign agreement which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).
IP/14/785  10-07-2014 - Free movement of goods: Commission refers Czech Republic to Court over jewellery hallmarking rules 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic to the EU's Court of Justice due to its rules on the hallmarking of jewellery. The Czech Assay office requires that certain articles of jewellery imported from another EU country be stamped...
MEMO/14/470  10-07-2014 - July infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 July July In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
IP/14/766  02-07-2014 - Green Action Plan for SMEs: turning environmental challenges into business opportunities 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 The European Commission adopted today a Communication Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs: Enabling SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. The Action Plan presents a series of SME-oriented actions proposed at European level to help exploit the business opportunities that...
IP/14/764  02-07-2014 - Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 Today the Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be: good for the environment.
MEMO/14/452  02-07-2014 - Green Action Plan for SMEs: combining a lasting recovery with a resource-efficient European economy 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 Resource efficiency is one of the main drivers of companies’ competitiveness since European manufacturing firms spend, on average, 40% of their costs on raw materials, with energy and water pushing this to 50% of total manufacturing costs, to be compared to a share...
MEMO/14/451  02-07-2014 - Questions and answers on sustainable buildings 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste.
IP/14/753  30-06-2014 - Unleashing Europe's potential through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 June 2014 European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme (the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and...
IP/14/738  25-06-2014 - Bisphenol A (BPA) strictly limited in toys 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 June 2014 In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided today to set a strict limit of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended...