-Presidency proposal for draft Council conclusions on “A future EU Industrial Policy Strategy” with a view to the discussion by the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Industry) at its meeting on 17 September 2018.
A fall in the amount of usable floor area specified in new building permits can be an early warning of an impending economic crisis. The so-called “floor area index” measures trends in the level of usable floor space authorised in construction work and the latest data show that in both the European Union (EU) and the euro area, the floor area index has been rising over the past three years, after reaching its lowest point in 2014. Nevertheless, the index levels for both the EU and the euro area are still lower than the highest levels reached in the fourth quarter of 2006.
The civil engineering works at the Tokamak complex, which consists of the Tritium, Tokamak, and Diagnostics buildings, are advancing. The construction works of the walls of the last floor (Level 5) of the Tokamak building have started, raising the total of people involved in the construction of the complex to 750. And just as the building is rising by one level, more concrete is poured to form the so-called crown, where the ITER machine will rest upon.
En juin 2018 par rapport à mai 2018, la production dans le secteur de la construction, corrigée des variations saisonnières, a augmenté de 0,2% dans la zone euro (ZE19) et de 0,6% dans l’UE28, selon les premières estimations d’Eurostat, l’office statistique de l’Union européenne. En mai 2018, la production dans le secteur de la construction avait progressé de 0,3% dans la zone euro et de 1,2% dans l’UE28
Informal meeting of competitiveness ministers takes place in Viennaunder the motto “Rethinking European Industry” with focus oninnovation, digitalisation, artificial intelligence and professional education.