9.3% of the EU population cannot afford to heat their homes
The fact that 9.3% of the EU population declared that they were not able to keep their home adequately warm in 2022 is an extremely worrying statistic.
The latest figures from Eurostat represent a 2.4% increase on 2021. The full statics – broken down by country – can be found at this link: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/ddn-20230911-1#:~:text=In%202022%2C%209.3%25%20of%20the,2.4%20percentage%20points%20(pp).
The situation for tenants is particularly bad. As a result, energy prices should be capped, rents should be frozen – ensuring that no tenants are evicted from their homes – and renters should be given a seat at the decision-making table.