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Brussels urged - keep out of social housing

11-Jun-2013 @ 14:0

Conservative MEPs today urged European Union officials to keep away from issues that should best be tackled by national governments. The plea came after a majority in the European Parliament backed a report calling for the EU effectively to fund new council houses all across Europe - and to set management frameworks and investment targets for social housing schemes in member states. The report, drawn up by French Green MEP Karima Delli, criticises governments such as the UK's which are bearing down on debt through deficit-reduction measures, and demands that the EU should start paying for new social housing. It also calls for a "European Social Housing Action Framework" and a "Social Investment Target".