This Analytical Report, elaborated by the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO), aims to draw a snapshot of the current skills situation in the construction sector in the EU-28, in the context of Construction 2020, the strategic policy agenda for the construction sector in Europe, specifically focusing on skills under the Thematic Objective 2 “Improving the human-capital basis of the construc
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
There are many BUILD UP news items referring to infringement, e.g.: http://www.buildup.eu/en/search/infringement
According to the EU treaties, the European Commission may take legal action – an infringement procedure – against an EU Member State that fails to implement EU law. The Commission may refer the issue to the European Court of Justice, which in certain cases can impose financial penalties.
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
In its News release of 4 May 2017, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year.
Post date: 4 May 2017
Webinar – ¨What prospects for European Energy Efficiency Policies – Findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch¨
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
The 2016 Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission has reinforced the position of energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda. One of the three key objectives of these proposals is to “put energy efficiency first” in the EU’s energy and climate legislations. European policymakers consider energy efficiency to be crucial in reaching the EU’s long-term energy and climate targets.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Over the last 10 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. Today, energy efficiency is a key element on the EU’s political agenda. Policy makers are progressively recognising energy efficiency as a suitable means to address the triple challenge of economic recovery, energy dependency and climate change. Starting in 2006, Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) projects accompanied this process.
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
On 14 March 2017, EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union, issued a press release on the share of renewables in the EU Member States (MS).
According to the press release, in 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union (EU) nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
On 1 February 2017, in line with its commitment to report annually on the state of the Energy Union, the European Commission published its Second State of the Energy Union Report. This report looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union report in November 2015.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017