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Recent figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, show that house prices rose by 1.1% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Compared with the third quarter of 2014, house prices slightly decreased in the euro area (-0.1%) and remained stable in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The EU and its rules and regulations are having more and more effect on the real estate sector. However it is not always so clear that the real estate sector is being given proper consideration at EU level. It is important to develop a coherent and strategic policy for the sector. For this reason CEPI-CEI has written together with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to request a meeting at the highest possible level to discuss the concerns of the sector.
With the merger between the European Council of Real Estate Professions (CEPI) and the Confédération européenne de l'Immobilier (CEI) – two leading professional umbrella organizations in Europe - 32 national organizations with over 300,000 affiliates in Europe will be fully represented in Brussels. Together, they become the “European Association of Real Estate Professions” (CEPI-CEI)
Figures published by the statistical office of the EU, Eurostat, estimate that in December 2014 compared with November 2014, production in the construction sector fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28. In November 2014, production in construction fell by 0.5% in both zones. In December 2014 compared with December 2013, production in construction fell by 3.5% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. Average production in construction for the year 2014, compared with 2013, increased by 2.0% in the euro area and by 3.0% in the EU28.