On 16 Feburary 2022, the Budget Committee of the Bundestag approved a further 9.5 billion euros for the Federal Promotion for Efficient Buildings to promote energy-efficient new buildings and refurbishments. The KfW funding programme was stopped early on 24 January 2022 and, according to media reports, will be resumed from 21 February 2022. After approval by the Federal Ministry of Finance, the money can be granted.
Although many of the provisions of the 1975 Subcontracting Act are merely dispositive, provided that the stipulations of the contract are negotiated, Article 14, which deals with the surety of the principal contractor, stands out as being of public policy: it cannot be derogated from under penalty of nullity of the contract.
The decision of the Court of Cassation brings a new, restrictive, look to the regime of the surety.
Unlike international standards, the distance between scaffolding and structure must not exceed 20 cm in France.
While the issue of compensation to the subcontractor after the cancellation of the contract with the main contractor was the subject of divergent views in the Courts of Appeal, the Court of Cassation has come to put the matter in order.