BRUSSELS – There should no longer be homeless people in Europe in 2030. This is the request of regions and cities, which insist on their role in preventing the problem and which have asked for more support from the EU Commission to fight the housing shortage, in today’s debate at the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions. The EU Commissioner for Labor, Nicolas Schmit, also spoke: “With the housing shortage on the rise, action at European level is urgently needed”. Schmit, who a few days ago had participated in the first meeting of the European Platform to combat the housing shortage launched in June by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council and also welcomed by local authorities, added that “the EU wants to tackle this problem head on. “. According to the European Federation of National Organizations Working with Homeless People (Feantsa) and the Abbé Pierre Foundation, in 2020 there were 700,000 people in Europe sleeping outdoors or in emergency housing conditions: a 70% increase over the last 10 years .
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