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Competition 20-10-2009

Cartel money should fund SMEs, says union leader

Three billion euros' worth of EU cartel fines could fill a growing credit gap for small and medium-sized enterprises, according to a proposal made by Christopher Leitl, president of the Austrian SME union, to the European Commission.

CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme 2007-2013

Stimulating the competitiveness of SMEs, fostering and promoting eco-innovation, energy efficiency and renewables, and accelerating the process leading to a fully-fledged information society are the objectives of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013.

Appeal against budget cuts on research and innovation

Signatories of 'a European petition for research and innovation' are calling for the financial perspective agreement reached by the European Council in December 2005 to be revised.

Spring Council to reconsider R&D investment priorities

Research Commissioner Janez Poto?nik told the Council that he will establish a group to provide the Spring Council 2006 with recommendations on research investment priorities.

UK presidency R&D priority: finding a consensus on FP7

The UK presidency will concentrate its R&D efforts on advancing work on the FP7. It also emphasises the need to increase EU funds for research and to make the EU more attractive to business research and innovation.

ITRE refuses reduced annual budget for entrepreneurship programme

The Parliament's ITRE committee has welcomed the Commission's proposal to extend the current entrepreneurship programme by one year, but refuses to accept a reduced budget for the additional year. 

Ministers to discuss Lisbon guidelines for member states

The Commission's integrated guidelines for growth and jobs and the new competitiveness and innovation framework programme will be on the agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 10 May.

Ministers start debate on FP7 and national plans for growth

The Competitiveness Council of 18 April had a first exchange of views on several recent policy initiatives related to the EU's revived agenda for growth and employment

4.2 billion euros for future competitiveness and innovation programme

Stimulating the competitiveness of SMEs, fostering and promoting eco-innovation, energy efficiency and renewables and accelerating the information society are the objectives of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)