About: Competitiveness

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How to raise our game? New approach to European Industrial Competitiveness

On the occasion of the European SME Week 2015, Austrian MEP Paul Rübig hosted a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 17th November on the “New Approach to European Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector”.
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Digital 27-10-2015

Made in Italy

Made in Italy is a unique collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Employment, Unioncamere, Google and Italian SMEs, created to boost digital skills, improve business competitiveness and tackle youth unemployment.
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Digital 18-06-2015

The Digital Single Market – What role for Big Data?

On the 6th of May, the European Commission announced its long-awaited strategy for a Digital Single Market, with issues ranging from consumer rights in online retail, copyright and data protection to network expansion and the use of modern techniques for industry.
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Valbruna on Trade Secrets in Europe

Know-how or confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to their innovation and research efforts. Their adequate and harmonised protection across Europe therefore represents an invaluable factor for growth and jobs.
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UEAPME on Trade Secrets in Europe

Know-how or confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to their innovation and research efforts. Their adequate and harmonised protection across Europe therefore represents an invaluable factor for growth and jobs.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Perspectives on Trade Secrets in Europe

Know-how or confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to their innovation and research efforts. Their adequate and harmonised protection across Europe therefore represents an invaluable factor for growth and jobs.
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Economy & Jobs 18-03-2015

Manuel Valls: “I will be extremely vigilant to not slow down growth”

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday that France will take “all measures” to reduce its budget deficit below the 3 percent limit, but will be “extremely vigilant” not to destroy economic growth.
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Economy & Jobs 18-11-2014

EU 2020 and industrial competitiveness: SMEs in the surface engineering sector

As part of the SME week 2014, MEP Paul Rübig, EPP Austria, hosted a high level breakfast debate on the pivotal role of SMEs in achieving the goals set by the European Commission’s EU2020 strategy with a focus on the latest EC Communication on “European Industrial Renaissance" which calls on Member States to boost post-crisis growth and enhance innovation and modernization. European SMEs, and in particular the surface engineering sector, play a crucial role in the overall strategy and their voice, opinions, ideas and concerns will be at the heart of the debate.
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Economy & Jobs 21-03-2014

EU Industrial Policy: What industry needs for competitiveness and growth

Dr. Veronique Steukers from the Nickel Institute puts forward industry's case for the framework conditions needed for  competitiveness and growth and discusses the main issues of concern that must be tackled by EU Industrial Policy. Learn more at: http://www.nickelinstitute.org/
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Euro & Finance 21-02-2014

Economy. Let’s get back to business.

The crisis hit Europe hard and, as you know, we're still dealing with the consequences today. What is the European Parliament doing to rebuild and protect our economy?
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Economy & Jobs 26-09-2013

Tajani on Europe’s industrial decline, high energy costs

EU nations will be left far behind the US unless they address high energy costs that are worsening the continent's industrial decline, the European Commission said on Wednesday (25 September).
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Economy & Jobs 29-08-2013

French pension reform raises concerns in Brussels

As France fails to make in-depth changes to its pension system, the European Commission expressed concerns over the additional burden it could place on the private sector’s competitiveness.
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Trade & Society 06-06-2013

Wytze Russchen: European Business Quiz

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 03-06-2013

Eric Cornut: European Business Quiz

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 03-06-2013

Egbert Lox: European Business Quiz

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 03-06-2013

Alia Papageorgiou: European Business Quiz

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Timo Makela: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Sean Kelly: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Tal Hasson: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Sandro Bonomi: European Business Quiz 2013

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Richard Pelly: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Reinhard Bütikofer: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Raymond Frenken: European Business Quiz 2013

  Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

Peter Kramer: European Business Quiz 2013

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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