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27/01/2023

EU: 13.5 billion euros for research and innovation

The European Commission today adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe 2023-24, with 13.5 billion euros to support researchers and innovators in Europe to find innovative solutions to environmental, energetic, digital and geopolitical challenges. Together with the 95.5 billion euros from the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, this [...]
27/01/2023

The Sace Industrial Plan "Together 2025" allocated 111 billion euros for Italian companies

Sace has launched "Together 2025", the 2023-2025 business plan of the insurance-financial group, directly controlled by the MEF and specialized in supporting the competitiveness of companies. With Together 2025, SACE provides Italian companies with 111 billion euros to support investments and projects and guarantee liquidity, with an expected annual increase [...]
27/01/2023

Renewable energy, the EU set new rules to accelerate permits and installations

The EU is moving towards the adoption of a new law on renewable energy that will have three effects: Accelerate the authorisation procedure for renewable energy plants Promoting the EU domestic production during the energy crisis Reducing dependence on fossil fuels imported from Russia The text of the new rules [...]
27/01/2023

CAP, the EU greenlights 35 billion euros for the Italian agriculture

The European Commission has formally adopted the agreement on the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP), thus giving the green light to Italy’s National Strategic Plan on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); this will guarantee farmers and rural areas of the country a support of over 35 billion euros [...]
27/01/2023

EU, 186 million euros incoming to promote quality and sustainable agri-food products

The EU will promote high-quality and sustainable agri-food products. The European Commission has recently adopted a work programme for 2023, allocating 185.9 million euros to finance activities to promote sustainable and high-quality EU agri-food products in the Union and worldwide. The promotion projects selected for 2023 should highlight and promote [...]
27/01/2023

EU markets: the Regulation on foreign subsidies comes into force

The European regulation on foreign subsidies came into force yesterday. The new rules to combat distortions caused by foreign subsidies will allow the EU to remain open to trade and investment, while ensuring a level playing field for all companies operating in the single market. The regulation applies to all [...]
20/12/2022

Chip production: the EU works to double its market share

The European Union aims to double its global market share of chips from 10% to at least 20% by 2030 with specific legislation, in order to guarantee the future technological sovereignty of the Member States, thus reducing over-reliance on global leaders of semiconductor sector, like Asian countries and the USA. [...]
20/12/2022

Cybersecurity, EU grants 176 million euros for new projects

The European Commission has invited businesses, public administrations and other organisations to submit proposals for innovative cybersecurity solutions and to apply for EU funding under the Digital Europe programme. There are 176.5 million euros available for grants to improve tools and infrastructure for enhanced cybersecurity cooperation between the Member States [...]
20/12/2022

Environmental labelling on packaging, guidelines for businesses have been published

To help Italian companies comply with the new rules on packaging’s labelling, the Ministry of Environment and Energy Safety has issued a decree adopting the "Technical Guidelines for the environmental labelling of packaging". The document contains useful information for companies in order to provide the environmental characteristics of their packaging [...]
20/12/2022

Intellectual property, new rules on industrial designs coming soon

The European Commission has presented two proposals for the revision of the Regulation and the Industrial Designs Directive. An industrial design represents the external appearance of a product as it results from its lines or contours or form. The revised rules will help to further improve the conditions for companies [...]