NEW Vote on Social housing in the EU:
- extracts on the vote on the report by Karima DELLI (Greens/EFA, FR)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 11/06/2013 First transmission: 11/06/2013
With a severe, long-term housing crisis hitting countries across the EU, MEPs adopted a report by Green MEP Karima Delli calling on the EU Commission and member states to do more to tackle the problem. It sets out possible steps, such as preventing the eviction of households unable to meet mortgage repayments and adapting tax policy to limit housing speculation. The report also proposes better coordination of national housing policies and the creation of an EU Homelessness Strategy, as already proposed by the EP.
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||EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg
||SOUNDBITE (French) Karima DELLI (Greens/EFA, FR) :
English translation :
"Dear colleagues, millions of people are in poor housing in Europe, housing is the number one concern of European citizens and access to housing has been a key issue for the poorest, for single parent families and for young people, and that's why this report is so important when it comes to tackling the crisis. First, the economic crisis, because the construction and renovation sector produces jobs, and green sectors will have to be developed as well, so that leads to local jobs, that cannot be relocated. It also will deal with social crisis, because it reaffirms that the right to housing is a fundamental right. And it will also deal with the environment crisis, because fighting against energy poverty helps us against climate change, and also support the poorest households."
||Announcement of the vote by Vice-Chair.
||Cutaway on thumb up.
||Opening of the vote on the resolution by roll-call vote :
||Cutaway on Rapporteur Karima DELLI (Greens/EFA, FR)
||Announcement of the adoption of the report, House applauding.
||Electronic display panel :
Voting : 693 ;
In favour : 353 ;
Against : 151 ;
Abstentions : 189 ;
||Cutaway on Karima DELLI being cheered.