DigiPLACE Closing Conference
New President for our Turkish Member TCA
Mr. Erdal EREN was elected President of the Turkish Contractors Association TCA during its 33rd General Assembly, held on 30 March 2021.
The newly elected president previously held this position from 2004 to 2011. We wish him every success in the challenges that lie ahead. His experience equips him well for this role.
FIEC is looking forward to working with Erdal Eren and continuing the longstanding and constructive cooperation with our Turkish member TCA.
FIEC meets Rapporteur in charge of asbestos report
FIEC stressed the importance of having an OEL that can effectively be measured and implemented on construction sites.
Also, the EU should focus rather on accompanying measures (e.g. exchange of good practice, prevention campaigns, training, financial support, etc.), which would guarantee national conformity with EU law and help companies comply with the rules.
EU Taxonomy is taking shape
With the adoption of the first Delegated Act last Wednesday by the European Commission, the EU Taxonomy is now finally taking shape after intense discussions between the EU institutions. If Parliament and Council have no objections, it will enter into force. The EU Taxonomy is an extraordinary advance and bears a lot of potential for the construction sector. Still, the criteria need a reality check and the next few years will be important in terms of judging whether the project can have the desired effect.
Within the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance FIEC is now working on the next generation of criteria to be added to the Taxonomy. For construction, these will mainly address circular economy and biodiversity.
28 April – International Workers Memorial Day – FIEC and EFBWW together for healthy and safe workplaces