Last May 26, EU citizens elected their new European Parliament. These elections will decide how Europe will act in the coming years to address concerns about jobs, business, security, migration, infrastructure, mobility and climate heating. Important topics for any FM professional.

Key take-outs for facility management business
Mainstream parties lose their majority for the first time. They will need to seek support from the strengthened Liberals & Greens to find a stable majority. The green wave was the big surprise. Green MEPs look set to have a big influence on future policies such as climate action, social policy, mobility and infrastructure.

Europe moving towards a greener legislation
The European Parliament features 69 Green MEPs. They will increase their influence on policy in both the Parliament and Commission. As a result, mainstream parties will also be more ambitious on environmental and ecological topics. This could have an impact on new construction regulations.

IFMA Europe affirms engagement to contribute to EPBD
IFMA Europe and its national chapters will continue to support the European Parliament and Commission in developing an updated EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive). After this year’s succesful collaboration between EU officials and FM professionals at World Workplace Europe, IFMA will strengthen the excellent relations at next year’s event. World Workplace Europe 2020 will take place from 18 to 20 March 2020 at Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.