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26/04/2021

With "Horizon IP Scan", free advice for SMEs

The European Commission has launched "Horizon IP Scan", a free advice service for SMEs to help them manage and enhance intellectual property in collaborative R&I projects. The new service is designed for start-ups and SMEs involved in collaborative research projects under one of the EU’s research programmes, Horizon 2020 or [...]
26/04/2021

The new Digital Europe programme 2021-2027 kicks off

The European Council approved the new Digital Europe 2021-2027 programme which, with a budget of 7,588 billion euros will stimulate digital transformation by providing funding for the introduction of state-of-the-art technologies in key areas such as artificial intelligence, supercomputing, and cyber security. Digital Europe will finance projects in five areas, [...]
26/04/2021

The EU against planned obsolescence of domestic appliances

Clearer energy labels and spare parts of domestic appliances available longer on the market. These are the changes that have entered into force since 1 March 2021 in the EU to make life easier for consumers in the Member States and to invest in eco-compatibility. We start from the EU [...]
26/04/2021

European Parliament, green light for EU4Health Programme

The European Parliament has finally approved the Eu4health 2021-2027 programme, to prepare EU health systems more rigorously for future pandemics and health threats. The new Eu4health programme, with a budget of 5.1 billion euros, will make a contribution in those areas where the EU can clearly add value, thus complementing [...]
26/04/2021

EU, 330 billion euros for new Programmes

In recent days, the EU has published the first Implementing Regulations for the preparation and carrying out of the new Operational Programmes co-financed by the European Structural Funds under the Cohesion Policy 2021-2027. This is an overall legislative package that makes 330 billion euros available to Member States. The package [...]
23/03/2021

Customs Agency, handbook on electronic commerce with Great Britain

The Customs Agency has published a handbook to guide e-commerce traders with Great Britain after Brexit. The document shall contain the necessary details for the preparation of the document intended for the final consumer, together with the charges and costs incurred by customs and the shipping costs to be borne [...]
23/03/2021

New guidelines on "Next Generation EU"

The European Commission has updated the guidelines for the preparation of the national plans "for recovery and resilience" to be submitted by each Member State to make use of the 672.5 billion euros of the Next Generation EU programme, the European Instrument designed to guide recovery from the economic crisis [...]
23/03/2021

EU, 3 billion euros for innovation

The European Parliament and the EU Member States have reached an agreement on the new strategic innovation agenda of the European Institute of Technological Innovation (EIT) and on an update of the EIT’s legal basis. Thanks to this agreement, the EIT will align itself with the EU’s research and innovation [...]