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The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalisation

 
CECE and most of the major European construction industry associations have joined forces to draft and agree on “The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalisation”, which is released today. The Manifesto calls for strong political leadership from the EU, an appropriate regulatory framework on data policy and budgetary focus on digital skills, R&D and IT infrastructure.
 

PES: Italian right-wing populists risk innocent lives for electoral gain

The new government of Italy, an alliance of populists and the far right, has refused to allow a rescue ship to dock in the southern Italian port of Palermo because it fears a loss of support in local elections.

Low-carbon fuels crucial to achieving EU clean mobility goals, new study shows

High percentage of cars with internal combustion engines will still be on Europe’s roads for decades, according to new research; low-carbon fuels such as renewable EU ethanol needed to reduce GHG emissions
 
BRUSSELS, 11 June 2018 – Europe’s push to decarbonise road transport would benefit significantly from the use of low-carbon fuels such as renewable ethanol, according to a new report on the makeup and emissions of the EU auto fleet for the coming decades. 
 

A lot to still play for as Clean Energy Package reaches crunch time

 
As negotiations on the EU’s Clean Energy Package reach crunch time, a lot is still up in the air for wind energy. With a critical Energy Council meeting on June 11 and a final meeting on June 13, where a deal is due to be struck on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of the Package, there has been headway on some points but others are still to play for.
 

Social Mobility – how can we increase opportunities through training and education?

EU-decision makers, civil society, qualification providers and employers discussed the role of training and education to improve social mobility, at recent ACCA, PwC, EMI and European Youth Forum joint event held at the European Parliament

S&D MEP István Ujhelyi welcomes the DiscoverEU programme – Free rail-pass Europe card for young Europeans

The idea of giving every young European a free rail-pass on their 18th birthday was launched by two young German activists, Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer, and it was quickly supported by several political groups in the European Parliament. This will provide an opportunity to strengthen cultural relations between EU member states and foster a true European identity for every participant.
 

The standardization work evolution for the European Energy Market until today: CENELEC TC 57 achievements

“To implement the European smart grid concepts, the European electricity market, and the European Network Codes as well as to ensure interoperability, European standards are of utmost importance.”, states Maurizio Monti, Chairman of CENELEC Technical Committee 57 (CLC/TC 57) on ‘Power systems management and associated information exchange’, in the frame of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

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