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Money Laundering: Parliament and Council Negotiators Agree on Central Registers

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Important progress has been made in negotiations concerning the revision of the Third Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive. One of the last points under discussion was the creation of central registers in EU countries listing the ultimate owners of companies. On 16 December agreement was reached between the European Parliament and the European Council on central registers and access to the information to be recorded in them. Access to such information is important for all “obliged entities” (including estate agents) who are required to comply with the terms of the directive.


Production in construction up by 1.3% in euro area

Thursday, 18 December 2014
According to the latest figures published by the EU’s statistical office Eurostat, in October 2014 compared with September 2014, production in construction was up by 1.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28. In September 2014 production in construction fell by 1.0% and 0.3% respectively. In October 2014 compared with October 2013, production in construction grew by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28.

Commission Work Programme 2015: A New Start

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

On 16 December the European Commission published its work programme for 2015. It sets out focused actions for 2015 in line with the political guidelines issued previously by Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. There are 23 new initiatives proposed on which the Commission is committed to deliver in 2015. There are 80 existing proposals which the Commission proposes to withdraw or amend for political or technical reasons. In addition it has identifies a series of proposals and existing legislation which will be reviewed and amended.


Urban Intergroup re-established in the European Parliament

Monday, 15 December 2014
The European Parliament has agreed on the new intergroups to be established for the current mandate (2014-2019). CEPI welcomes the announcement that the Urban Intergroup will be re-established under the presidency of MEP Jan Olbrycht and congratulates Mr. Olbrycht on his success in ensuring the continuance of this group. CEPI is looking forward to collaborating with the intergroup and the 76 Members of the European Parliament who have already expressed their interest to participate.

Real estate coalition launches new International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) for Office Buildings

Monday, 8 December 2014

A new standard for measuring property has been successfully launched. It creates a uniform method for measuring property and is set to replace dozens of existing standards. It aims at bringing transparency and consistency to real estate markets. It will benefit the way property assets are managed and, ultimately, how financial decisions are made by investors, corporate occupiers, buyers and sellers.


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Eureduc is a European common education programme for real estate agents and property managers set up and coordinated by CEPI.
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