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On 18 May the European Commission hosted a conference in Brussels on “Reforming Regulation of Professions; Results of the Mutual Evaluation and Way Forward” at which CEPI-CEI was represented. The mutual evaluation refers to the transparency exercise required by the Professional Qualifications Directive which requires EU Member States to list and evaluate the regulated professions in their country. The real estate professions are included in this mutual evaluation exercise which has resulted in the publication of national action plans. It was announced at the conference that the Commission will soon publish a public consultation on those action plans to gather reactions and comments.
The European Association of Real Estate Professions (CEPI-CEI) is happy to announce the arrival of a Director General for its headquarters in Brussels.
Mr. Guy Valkenborg, a Belgian lawyer with over 20 years of public affairs experience in European and international policy has joined the organization following its most recent General Meeting in Brussels on 30 April.
On Friday 29 to Saturday 30 April CEPI-CEI held its General Meeting in Brussels. The meetings held included meetings of the two professional divisions CEAB (representing property managers) and PAC (representing estate agents). Other meetings covered policy relevant to the real estate professions and organisational issues. Interesting policy topics discussed included the regulation of professional services, energy efficiency, anti-money laundering and international standards. There was also a strong emphasis on education and training and the development of the real estate professions.
According to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, house prices rose by 2.9% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Compared with the third quarter of 2015, house prices remained stable in the euro area and rose by 0.2% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Single Market is one of Europe’s greatest achievements. However the European Commission is seeking to make it work better and in October 2015 published its roadmap to deliver on President Juncker’s political commitment to unleash its full potential.