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General Market News

This public area provides general market news on regions or sections such as automotive, construction, consumer or the industrial market. Also, you can find here the latest developments in European hand tool related markets, such as inflation, employment or production figures. Also, you will find information on the European DIY market. To find out about the specifics and have access to all statistics and documents, please visit our Members Area.

New European Research Area “ERA corona platform”

The European Commission launched a new European Research Area.

Covid-19: European Investment Bank – May update

On 15 May, the European Investment Bank approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing to support companies most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and priority public health projects, alongside energy, transport, water and education projects.

March 2020: Euro area unemployment at 7.4%

In March 2020, the month when COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4%, up from 7.3% in February 2020.

4 Reasons 4 Trademarks: New Interactive Guide for SMEs

Trademarks are one of several intellectual property rights that help protect and enhance your brands. They help consumers identify products and services with the entity from which they originate. Organisations rely on trademarks to distinguish themselves from their competitors, to

New Guide to IP Management in International Business

Taking your business international can be quite challenging and may entail a number of risks, especially for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It may be intimidating to properly address all relevant financial and regulatory aspects linked to such a step,

Second round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom

In recent days, the UK government has made clear that it would refuse any extension of the transition period.

European Business Cycle Indicators – 1st Quarter 2020

This edition of the European Business Cycle Indicators (EBCI) takes a closer look at the drivers of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.

New Search Facility For PATENTSCOPE Database to Support COVID-19 Innovation Efforts

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a new search functionality for its global patent database, PATENTSCOPE, to facilitate the location and retrieval of information contained in published patent documents that may be useful for innovators developing new technologies

Tackling the COVID-19 crisis

Europe’s technology industries call to maintain industrial production and related operations wherever possible. Our lobbying partner Orgalim has published a statement.

Statement on EU exit and recovery strategy

Our lobbying partner Orgalim has published a statement on the EU Covid-10 exit strategy, calling on Europe’s leaders to prioritise helping our industries, of which 90% are SMEs, to survive these challenging times and regain their financial vigour. 


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