In a position paper adopted on February 10, the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC
) found the Commission's April 2005 proposal to be "decidedly disappointing" while nevertheless welcoming the substantive draft report drawn up by the EP Rapporteur Jerzy Buzek (EPP-ED, Poland) (see Europe Information 2996).
In its comments, FIEC
reaffirmed the food industry's commitment to compliance with environmental regulations, and offered a number of recommendations which FIEC
believes will strengthen EPA's proposal and the effect which the regulation would have on the environment.
Representatives of the Food Industry Environmental Council (FIEC
), which AFFI chairs, met recently with officials from an agency within EPA regarding specific requirements under the Clean Water Act At that meeting, agency representatives distributed a fact sheet and a question-and-answer bulletin.
identifies a need to progressively eliminate "substances of very high concern" from chemical products or articles whenever less dangerous alternatives are available.
AFFI founded FIEC
, a coalition of over 40 trade associations and food processing companies, and serves as the chairing organization for its activities.
En voulant creer un marche interieur ou les produits de construction peuvent circuler sans entrave, on a du creer des compromis entre les differentes procedures d'attestation de conformite nationales, ce qui a engendre les problemes que denonce la FIEC
. Par consequent, les entrepreneurs doivent maintenant accepter que le marquage CE ne concerne qu'une partie de ce que les marques nationales recouvraient.
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC
), has expressed serious concern over the progressive replacement of national standards by "CE" marking, which relates to only part of what national marks used to cover.
- Friday 13: Mr NIELSON meets Seth BERKELEY, Director of the International Aids Vaccine Initiative; Mr LIIKANEN in Helsinki, meets the Prime Minister and takes part in 'FIEC
2003'; Mr PRODI vists the Puglia region; Mr BOLKESTEIN in London to give speech to at the Guildhall on European Capital Markets and Corporate Governance; Mr BUSQUIN visits Ferrara University to receive an honorary doctorate); Mr BYRNE in Dublin, speech; Mrs REDING takes part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Italian Culinary Academy (Milan)
The authors acknowledge funding from FIEC
Montreal's Chair in Energy Sector Management.