On 21 September 2004 the traditional EFBS Annual Meeting took place at the Dorint Hotel Schweizerhof in Berlin.
During this year’s General Assembly the EFBS members elected the new Management Board of the Federation. We congratulate the new Management Board which is composed by
Dr. Thomas Wieser (Austria), President,
Mag. Herbert Pfeiffer (Slovakia), 1. Vice-President and
Ing. Vojtech Lukáš (Czech Republic), 2. Vice-President
on the election.
On this occasion we would like to express again our thanks to the previous Management Board, Miguel Capellà (President), Mag. Herbert Pfeiffer (1. Vice-President) and Ms. Rosa Franzelin-Werth (2. Vice-President), for the triennial assistance and public representation of the European Federation of Building Societies.
In the meeting of the Council of Management the Russian Federation Guild of National Cooperative Societies of Russia "Housing in Installments" has been affiliated as new member of the EFBS. The informative presentation of Ms. Elena B. Dvoryashina (Vice-President) gave a comprehensive insight into the activities of this Federation in the Russian Federation.
In the Technical Committees interesting discussions on the latest events and developments in Brussels took place. In this context is to mention, within others, the discussions in the Legal Affairs Committee on the new Consumer Credit Directive, the Forum Group on Mortgage Credit and the European Code of Conduct on Pre-contractual Information for Home Loans.
In the meeting of the Marketing Committee the social functions of Building Societies, the promotion of housing in the EU and the new SIMSign project of the EFBS’s Internet Forum have been discussed. In this context it was agreed that the EFBS members will express themselves whether there is an interest in the project proposal digital signature by mobile phones.