Disagreement over scope of due diligence directive
FIEC and EIC have argued that by extending the scope of the legal obligations to the whole value chain, the proposal sets up a system based on unrealistic expectations on contracting companies specifically, harming their competitiveness and imposing disproportional administrative burdens.
On the side of the European Parliament, JURI rapporteur, Lara Wolters (S&D), published her draft report on 7 November 2022.
News from FIEC’s Greek member PEDMEDE: Strategic agreement signed
PEDMEDE ECO has been established by the Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works – PEDMEDE, FIEC’s Greek member federation.Referring to this venture, Mr. Michail Daktylidis, PEDMEDE President, stated: “The strategic cooperation between the leading HERACLES Group, member of HOLCIM Group, and PEDMEDE, the largest Αssociation of Εngineers, Contractors of Public Works and the only one with European representation, marks a new beginning for the management of ECDW and the operation of PEDMEDE ECO. Guided by the credibility and reliability of PEDMEDE ECO, it is certain that both companies will achieve and promote their common targets regarding circular economy as well as restructuring and upgrading of the sector.”
Construction Products Regulation: Rapporteur publishes draft report
In addition, it aims at streamlining the standardisation procedure by introducing certain measures such as binding criteria for the quality of standards. Finally, it aims at creating legal and planning security for the transition period by introducing a shorter period and by setting up a “Working Plan for Transition”.
The Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE) also published its draft opinion on 18th November (rapporteur: MEP Pascal Arimont, EPP/Belgium). The draft reports will be discussed in the next weeks in the European Parliament and a vote in the IMCO Committee is currently scheduled for March 2023.
Arno Visser appointed new President of Koninklijke Bouwend Nederland
Visit of a delegation from Koninklijke Bouwend Nederland
A good opportunity to share views, knowledge and updates about construction matters and key policies, and to keep on “building” together! FIEC staff presented the current issues discussed at EU level, such as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), the recast of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD), Due Diligence, Asbestos, Skills & Digitalisation, EU Taxonomy & Sustainable Finance, among others.