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Eurobrief April 2009

Rapporteur pushes for earlier plenary vote on energy efficiency of buildings

The European Parliament has adopted Silvia-Adriana Ticau’s (Party of European Socialists, Romania) Report on a Proposal for a Directive on the Energy Efficiency of Buildings by 549 votes in favour to 51 against.

Energy efficiency buildings PPP lauched

A €1 billion initiative to encourage environmental innovation in the construction sector was launched this month following a meeting between EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potoènik and representatives of the construction sector.

Construction products proposal adopted in Parliament

The European Parliament has adopted, in first reading, Catherine Neris’ (Party of the European Socialists, France) Report on the proposed replacement of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC by a Regulation.