41 associations which are active in diverse parts of Europe’s built environment sector sent a joint letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President Frans Timmermans on 30 March 2015 to ask for a new start for the sector.
Commercial property alone contributed EUR 302 billion to the EU economy in 2013. The real estate sector plays a vital role in every aspect of the European economy, society and environment. Despite the sector’s importance, the approach of EU policy development for the sector is neither strategic nor coherent.
The signatories of the letter will address this issues and find a joint way forward in a meeting with the European Commission on 26 May.