FIEC calls for EU Construction Commissioner

By Helen Wright29 October 2013

Thomas Schleicher is  president of FIEC for the period from 2012 to 2014.

Thomas Schleicher is president of FIEC for the period from 2012 to 2014.

The Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has used an EU Commission high level conference to make a range of suggestions, including a call for the introduction of a specific EU-Commissioner for all issues directly linked to construction.

FIEC president Thomas Schleicher said the introduction of an EU Construction Commissioner could help better co-ordinatie the different public administration services in Europe.

Other suggestions of what the construction industry expects of a modern public administration were professionalism, competence and reliability, a clear legal framework for all aspects of public procurement and fair conditions for both parties of public procurement contracts, said Schleicher.

"The constructive criticism and enthusiasm shown in today's discussions gives hope for improvement towards a more business friendly public administration, both at European and all national levels" Schleicher added.

"It will now be up to the administration to take the points made in today's conference into consideration and listen to business and citizens, in order to be the efficient provider of services we need for achieving growth and jobs. The European construction industry is ready to play its role as the solution industry in these processes.”

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