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Polish real estate professionals are facing deregulation of the profession in their country. Is this an opportunity? Read more
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The European Commission has published its first State of the Energy Union Report. Energy Union is one of the key priorities of the Juncker Commission. The report reviews progress made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy on 25 February 2015. It also details what remains to be done, with a strong focus on action to be taken in the building sector. A number of reports were adopted and published alongside the State of the Energy Union on 18 November 2015, including an energy efficiency progress report and factsheets for each EU Member State.
On 28 October the European Commission published a new Single Market Strategy aimed at creating a deeper and fairer Single Market. The Single Market is one of the EU’s greatest achievements.
House prices rose by 1.1. % in the euro area and by 2.3% in the EU in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures published by the statistical office of the EU Eurostat. Compared with the first quarter of 2015, house prices rose by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU in the second quarter of 2015.
On 6 October the College of Commissioners held a comprehensive orientation debate on two related aspects of the Single Market. The Internal Market Strategy and the Labour Mobility Package were both announced in the European Commission Work Programme for 2015. Both initiatives are aimed at achieving a deeper and fairer Internal Market.
In September the Commission published its annual report “Tax Reforms in EU Member States” which provides a detailed overview of tax reforms recently implemented in EU Member States. The report also identifies which EU Member States have scope to improve their performance in a number of key areas of tax policy. The report is prepared jointly by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD).