Industry Day for BIM-SPEED
EU-OSHA study on societal cost of work-related injuries and death
Occupational health problems affect about 7.9% of the European workforce of which 36% resulted in absence from work.
However, the European agency explains that these figures have some limitations, due to the poor quality of the data collected by Member States. The Agency thus focused on Member States with more reliable data for a comparative study (Germany, Poland, Italy, Finland and the Netherlands).
Juncker Plan keeps making progress
According to the latest available information, the Juncker Plan has now generated €424 billion additional investment in the EU. In July, approved operations under the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) amounted to €76.9 billion in financing, in the 28 EU-countries.
The top 5 countries benefiting from this investment plan (related to their GDP) are: Greece, Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved financing amounting to €55.8 billion in infrastructure and innovation projects, which will generate €256.9 billion additional investment.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) approved financing amounting to €21.1 billion for intermediary banks and funds, which should generate up to €167.1 billion for SMEs.
The new EU Commission is taking shape