Posts Tagged The European Commission
* Stronger Rules to Defend the EU’s Rights under Trade Agreements The new legal framework will allow for a more effective EU response to illegal measures taken by its trading partners. Read the Press Release. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU’s first ‘Partnership Agreement’ for Growth and Jobs in 2014-2020 The European Commission has adopted the first of 28 “Partnership Agreements” that set down the strategies in EU member states and regions for European Structural and Investment Funds. Check here for more.
* ICC-Ifo World Economic Survey International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Ifo published the latest Ifo World Economic Survey. Kindly find the main findings about the current economic situation and expectations following the link. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * HEInnovate – Entrepreneurial Online Tool The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched an online self-assessment tool for universities to measure how entrepreneurial they are. HEInnovate enables institutions to assess their performance in different areas. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard The European Commission (DG Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre) published the 2013 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. On first place is situated Volkswagen (Germany) and second place in the ranking goes to Samsung Electronics (South Korea). Other companies in the top-10 include five based in the US (Microsoft, Intel, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer), two in Switzerland (Roche and Novartis) and one in Japan (Toyota). Check the 2013 ranking here and the press release here.