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After 18 years of good and loyal service to CEPI, you have earned your right to retire. From now on, we’re sure you'll shine under other skies.
You were a key actor in the development of CEPI: your honesty and your personal commitment have undeniably contributed to its success, so thank you.
We can only wish for you a peaceful retirement full of new challenges, and that you can realize the projects dearest to your heart that you have had to put aside up until now for lack of time.
The European Commission has been working on the introduction of a European Professional Card (EPC) to make it easier for professionals work in other EU countries. It has now confirmed that the EPC will be available as from January 2016 for real estate agents, as well as for nurses responsible for general care, pharmacists, physiotherapists and mountain guides. The EPC will be voluntary, individual professionals will have the choice to apply for it online. CEPI-CEI welcomes the introduction of the EPC, which it believes will facilitate the mobility of professional services in the real estate sector.
Thank you to Martine Van Adorp who left CEPI-CEI after 18 years of good service, for retirement, we wish her the best for the new life. It is with genuine pleasure that the CEPI - CEI aisbl announces that it has filled its open position for a full time Administrative Office and welcomes a new member of the team as Office Manager and part of the CEPI-CEI Secretariat.
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.