Industry wants European standards, to facilitate placing on the market and to ensure demanding levels of fire safety. The EU has regulatory tools which can support this, in particular the Construction Products Directive and the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, but in the latter fire safety is only included marginally. The EU should also adopt a European Fire Safety Strategy. This cannot oblige Member States, but could have a very important role in influencing national policies and providing guidelines, and in orientating EU policies and funding tools.
Fanny Guay, PAROC
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