On this episode we have a look at a disaster that has effects on many Europeans in most EU international locations: skyrocketing rents and home costs, a scarcity of flats, lengthy ready lists for social or reasonably priced housing — commonplace issues from Greece to Luxembourg to Portugal.
Host Sarah Wheaton talks to POLITICO’s Aitor Hernández-Morales and Sorcha Edwards, secretary normal of Housing Europe, concerning the causes of the disaster, its affect throughout the bloc (together with far-right events utilizing it as an election platform), and options on the EU degree. Are there any, provided that housing just isn’t an EU competence?
Then we hear from Dutch Inexperienced MEP Kim Van Sparrentak about housing challenges in her native Netherlands and her efforts to get the European Parliament and the Fee to get extra concerned in tackling the disaster. And Sarah speaks to Ans Persoons, secretary of state for the Brussels-Capital Area, who explains how the EU’s defacto capital is struggling to maintain up with reasonably priced housing calls for.
And as talked about within the present, right here’s the place you possibly can learn the article written by our visitor Aitor Hernández-Morales, along with colleagues Jacopo Barigazzi, Barbara Moens and Giovanna Coi: How do you cease the rise of the far proper? Construct homes.