FIEC calls for preserving the free movement of services and workers in construction during the COVID-19 crisis

FIEC firmly supports measures which aim at ensuring the free movement of goods across the Internal Market in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. For construction companies, especially the delivery of protective equipment is essential to meet health and safety requirements at construction sites. Of equal importance is the delivery of construction products because the lack of these materials already resulted in the closure of construction sites. Therefore, FIEC welcomes the recent Communication from the Commission on the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services. It is now upon the Member States to enable goods to circulate as freely as possible.

In a similar vein, FIEC welcomes the European Commission’s Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers.

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