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Quarterly economic report – Q1 2015
Parliament views on a new international climate agreement
Council adopts Energy Union conclusions
NEC: MEPs debate reduction of certain national emissions report
Biodiversity: Committee on Invasive Alien Species discusses draft list
Incorporating impacts on ecosystem services under Environmental Impact Assessments of developments
Biodiversity: Call for tender to promote restoration
Commission publishes Environmental Liability Directive report roadmap
New REACH Annex II on SDS regulation published in OJ EU
ENVI adopts circular economy INI
Waste management policies: challenges and opportunities
Functioning of waste markets consultation launched
European Commission launches process to develop protocol for Construction & Demolition Waste management
EU Urban Agenda
Building stock saving requires implementation of effective policies
BIPE publishes papers on issues of relevance to sustainable construction
European Standardisation Summit spotlight on buildings
Standards: Cement Product Category Rules
Standards: Test methods for admixtures for concrete withdrawn
Standards: Aggregates for concrete under enquiry
Standards: Determination of heat released by concrete during its hardening process
Standards: Determination of compressive strength of masonry units published
Standards: Assessment of economic performance of buildings published
Standards: Assessment of release of dangerous substances of construction products published
CEMBUREAU responds to Effort Sharing Decision consultation
CEMBUREAU responds to LULUCF GHG consultation
Green Week participants learn about biodiversity management in the cement industry
Luxembourg publishes Presidency Programme
European Commission New Approach to European Industrial Competitiveness
Alternative Fuel Symposium
CEMBUREAU press releases
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CEMBUREAU welcomes new President and Vice President

Brussels 16 June 2015 - Mr Daniel Gauthier, CEO Western Europe-Africa and Member of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held today in Oslo (Norway) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last two years. Mr Gonçalo Salazar Leite (CEO Secil) has been elected as Vice President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term.

Position papers
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CEMBUREAU responds to survey on European standardisation system

On 14 November 2014, CEMBUREAU responded to a survey regarding the European Standardisation System (ESS). In its response, the Association highlighted the fact that, when elaborating a standard, the main priority should be the quality of standard, rather the time needed to prepare it.

CEMBUREAU's Opinion
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Quarterly economic report – Q1 2015

Latest quarterly figures (Q1 2015) reveal some economic momentum across Member States as GDP growth gained speed in many EU Member States (MS). However, divergences in economic performances persisted and recovery from the cumulated GDP losses is still lagging behind in some of the MS that were most affected by the subdued economic cycle across the EU since Q4 2008.