Bureau van Dijk is a database of financial information on European companies. Searching the directory can be done using a free demo account, but to access reports a fee-based subscription is required. Other resources available for a fee include risk models, country and city data, and market indicators and forecasts.
The Central and Eastern European Business Directory (CEEBD) is maintained by Middlesex University Business School. The site provides company information for multiple industries, such as agriculture, construction, textiles, and tourism.
EuroPages provides a company directory searchable by product or service, company name, or business activity. This business-to-business (B2B) directory includes thousands of European and international suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers.
The Public Opinion sector of the European Commission offers surveys, studies, and reports addressing issues such as citizenship, social situation, culture, and the environment. The site contains a tool called The Eurobarometer which allows users to select from a list of over 50 questions regarding the European Union. Results are then displayed in a graph or table.
The mission of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is to promote the sustainable development of Europe's agriculture and to ensure the well-being of its rural areas. This site is divided into several sections within the agricultural industry and includes many forecasts and analytical articles. (The site is also available in many European languages).
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 33 European countries. CEN provides technical standards in the interest of promoting free trade, worker and consumer safety, and interoperability of networks. The site contains news, a management center (CCMC), and provides European Standards for purchase.
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is an international, scientific non-profit association. Its main goal is to deliver impartial information on corporate governance and work to improve any issues in the area. The site offers research reports, publications, as well as conferences and lectures free of charge, but membership is required for specific reports.
The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) is a monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. Its aim is to collect, analyze, and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe. It primarily serves the needs of national and European level organizations of the social partners, governmental organizations and EU institutions. The database contains a myriad of records, dating from 1997 to the present, including news and feature articles, comparative studies, thematic and sectoral analysis, and more.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) protects and promotes public health through the evaluation of medicines. The EMA provides recommendations on the quality and safety of medicines. They apply evaluation procedures to help bring new medicines to the European Union.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capabilities. The ESA's programs are designed to find out more about the Earth and the Solar System. They also develop satellite-based technologies and services, as well as promote European industries.
Provided by the European Commission, the Eurostat website includes all the latest statistical news releases of the European Union. Its statistical data covers the economy, industry, trade, agriculture, transportation, environment, and science. The publications section of the site provides recent statistical documents available for download in PDF.
MaxTrader supports import and exports throughout Europe and it provides a platform for entrepreneurs to sell their products online. Products, companies, selling leads, and buying leads are posted to the homepage to allow for efficient searching. Also provided by MaxTrader is the ability to search for trade shows by industry or product type to increase trade relations with others in that field.
SIMAP: Information about European Public Procurement strives to establish the necessary information systems infrastructure that is required in order to provide public procurement in Europe. Besides procurement legislation, SIMAP offers a public procurement network, information on the classification system, and some successful stories about problem solving in the internal market. The site provides a series of forms such as contract notice and public works concession, all of which can be downloaded in PDF.
Tender’s Electronic Daily (TED) is the online version of the "Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union" and provides business opportunities for countries within the European Union. The website also provides an RSS feed that offers the latest news about the business sectors covered by TED. Registration is required to access some of the information on this site.
The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) creates, develops, and implements programs that foster European economic development through the Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The organization also publishes an annual economic survey that can be reached online through its website. Recent press releases, position papers, and other documents are posted by date on the homepage.