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The coordination of economic policies at the EU level, also known as European Semester, has gone through one of its most important milestones: the publication of the Country recommendations.

As every year, a number of countries get some comments on their housing markets, since the European Commission looks at housing market trends as one of the areas determining potential instability.

Beyond the traditional call to liberalise the rent system in Sweden, to further align rents with incomes in the Netherlands or to loosen the planning rules in the UK to increase the supply of housing, there are new comments for instance for France about overall cost of housing policies- higher than in other EU member states- compared to its results.

What are cost effective housing policies? An interesting and complex question which will be addressed at our event in the Committee of the Regions on 20 June.


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