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Eurobrief June 2012

Commission outlines objectives of upcoming construction competitiveness strategy

On 8 June 2012, the European Commission issued a press statement outlining the objectives of its forthcoming strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the construction sector.

Cement standard published in the Official Journal on 19 June 2012

On 19 June 2012 EN 197-1:2011 reference and title of the harmonised standard (Cement - Part 1: Composition, specifications and conformity criteria for common cements) was published in the Official Journal.

Budgets Committee endorses project bonds deal

On 31 May 2012 the Budget’s Committee of the European Parliament endorsed the agreement reached between the Parliament, European Commission, and the Council negotiators on 22 May 2012.

Commission communication on green single market expected by autumn

According to reports, the European Commission is expected to release a communication on “green single market for green growth” in the autumn of 2012.