European Commission Work Programme 2019 : Which social priorities ?

On 23rd October, the European Commission presented its work programme for 2019. It focuses on 15 new initiatives, one of which foresees to expand the number of social policy areas on which Member States can rule by a qualified majority vote rather than unanimously.

The Commission also lists 45 pending legislative proposals, which should be adopted before the forthcoming European elections. Amongst these 45 priority proposals we highlight :

  1. The proposal establishing a “European Labour Authority” (ELA);
  2. The proposal for a Directive on “Transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU”;
  3. The third revision of the “Carcinogens” Directive;
  4. The proposed revision of the “Social Security” Regulations.



CEN-CENELEC Stakeholder Workshop on Urban Autonomous Mobility

Connected roads, autonomous vehicles, smart signalling… what does this all mean for standardisation?  How can harmonised European standards contribute to the creation of an urban ecosystem of mixed mobility?  Join CEN-CENELEC’s workshop on 21 November to participate in this discussion!



FIEC VP Emre Aykar new CICA President

FIEC Vice-President Emre Aykar, a Turkish contractor, was unanimously elected President of the contractors’ world level federation CICA (Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations) during its General Assembly meeting in Paris on 6th November 2018.
He succeeds the Chilean contractor Jorge Mas (from FIIC – Interamerican Federation of the Construction Industry) whose term of office has come to its statutory end.Emre has been a member of the FIEC Steering Committee since 2012, in charge of CICA matters. We wish Emre success and look forward to working together with him and the colleagues from other continents on the various items addressed by CICA