For the first time, the European Commission has authorised the continued use of a substance considered of “very high concern” under the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
Economic growth is increasingly concentrated in markets outside the EU: By 2030, an estimated 60 % of world growth will take place in emerging economies. Led by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, representatives and business delegations from Europe are visiting growth markets throughout the world to increase the chances of success for EU companies.
Despite their economic and environmental advantages, low-energy buildings with high CO2 and energy cost saving potential still have a limited market uptake. By promoting access to finance for European construction and slashing trade obstacles in the internal market, the European Commission is helping to create a solid foundation for the construction industry while simultaneously moving Europe towards its resource efficiency goals.