FIEC and EFBWW meet Commissioner Timmermans Head of Cabinet
FIEC and EFBWW emphasised that, for these strategies to be successful, the construction industry needs sufficient workforce with the right skills (i.e. green and digital); a coherent overall approach taking into account all relevant legislation, including health and safety aspects; adequate investment; and EU and national social partners to play a strong role.
Michail Daktylidis re-elected President of PEDMEDE for the years 2020 – 2023
Mr. Daktylidis, a Civil Engineer, has been FIEC Vice-President since 2014.
We wish him every success for his new mandate!
Parliament and Commission discuss TEN-T review
At the centre of discussions were the necessity to enforce Member States’ compliance with the provisions of the Regulation, the role of the TEN-T with regard to the Green Deal as well as the quaility of the TEN-T infrastructure.The European Commission stressed that the comprehensive network will have a more important role to play as similar infrastructure is required for guaranteeing the functionality of the TEN-T. Moreover, the Commission underlined the importance of maintenance and resilience of infrastructure.
Urgent action needed to secure EU autonomy over data
Construction companies and construction industry federations were amongst the audience listening to FIEC’s webinar last week on «Ensuring a clear and fair relationship with software companies». Speakers included MEP Iskra Mihailova, who emphasised the importance of current EU policy developments on data and Arian Zwegers, from the European Commission’s Directorate for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect), who spoke about some of the specific actions being taken at EU level, including the European cloud project GAIA-X. Representatives from Royal BAM Group nv and Eurovia supported FIEC’s recent position paper on the subject, which was presented by FIEC Vice President José-Michaël Chenu.