On 31 July 2012 the European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, presented a new construction strategy that should boost growth in the near future. Construction is very crucial for the European economy as it generates almost 10% of EU GDP and provides 20 million jobs mainly in micro and small enterprises. The economic crisis and the burst of the housing bubble led to a drop in building and infrastructure employment by 17% since 2008 across the EU.
The strategy foresees the following measures:
Cerame-Unie welcomes any enhancement of solvency and looks forward to the proposed High Level Forum, where the concrete implementation of this strategy will be discussed with representatives from the member states and the construction sector.