Articles by FIEC

FIEC: What is the bottom line for late payments in commerical transactions?
Published on: 22 April, 2024
Rules on combatting late payments in commercial transactions under review
FIEC: Is there a new push for circularity in Europe?
Published on: 14 February, 2024
FIEC takes a look at the European Green Deal and paving the way to a more sustainable future
Construction waste reduction: squaring the circle
Published on: 06 April, 2023
FIEC examines a new EU-funded project with circularity at its heart
Asbestos: a serious renovation headache for the European Union
Published on: 06 February, 2023
FIEC examines the challenges of trying to moving towards an asbestos-free Europe
What should you know about the EU’s new reporting rules?
Published on: 19 December, 2022
FIEC describes what construction companies need to know about the EU’s new reporting rules
FIEC : A bidding war that goes beyond Europe
Published on: 23 July, 2021
The presence of foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the European public procurement market has been accelerating
Renovation – the key to post Covid recovery?
Published on: 10 February, 2021
FIEC examines the content and potential for the European Commission’s recently announced Renovation Wave strategy
FIEC: A new spin on the circular economy
Published on: 16 September, 2020
A closer look at what’s really new in the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan
The future of reduced VAT in Europe
Published on: 11 June, 2008
The Commission is now in favour of permanently allowing reduced rates of VAT for private repair and maintenance work. FIEC is now focussing its efforts on Member States to ensure those opposed to reduced VAT do not de-rail the legislation.
H&S Campaign
Published on: 09 May, 2008
A new 2-year campaign by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work could help reduce accidents and fatalities in the construction industry by promoting and demystifying ‘risk assessment.’ FIEC will play an active part in the campaign
REACH impact
Published on: 09 May, 2008
The new REACH legislation on chemicals will mean construction companies and workers are given more information about the risks associated with materials they deal with. FIEC is involved in initiatives to ensure this is done effectively, and that information can travel up and down the supply chain.
Lead Market Initiative
Published on: 16 April, 2008
The development of sustainable construction practices is one of six key areas singled-out by the Commission's Lead Market Initiative. FIEC believes this could lead to better regulation, more standardisation and greater efficiency in the industry.