Videoconference on Tackling Undeclared Work In Construction on 24/09
On this occasion FIEC and the EFBWW will launch the EU-wide «construction campaign» against undeclared work.
Interpretation will be provided in several languages.
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COVID-19 / SURE instrument: €87.3 billion soon available to support 16 Member States
However, the aid will be distributed only once it has been formally approved by the European Council (towards the end of September) and, moreover, once all 27 Member States have given a national guarantee to ensure that SURE will be fully operational. Indeed, not all Member States have yet completed their national approval procedures in order to be able to release the national guarantee necessary to activate the European instrument. Originally, the instrument was expected to be operational from 1 June.
At present, from the total of €100 billion foreseen for this instrument, €12.7 billion remains available until 31 December 2022. Germany and France have announced that they do not intend to use the SURE instrument.
FIEC Positions on future EU Taxonomy
Also, we provide a different perspective on low carbon transport infrastructure by putting an emphasis on the link between a well-maintained road surface and vehicles’ emissions.
We also underline the need for an increased maintenance of water infrastructure to reduce losses and save energy.
Consultation on Future Options for the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
The consultation on the Future Options for the CPR closed yesterday. FIEC submitted a lengthy response, which had been compiled after weeks of consultation with its members over the summer period. The Commission’s paper on the Future Options can be downloaded from here and the results of the consultation will eventually be published on the relevant website. (FIEC’s members can obtain the federation’s response from the FIEC Intranet.)