More funds for energy efficiency
On behalf of the URBAN Intergroup Jan Olbrycht sent a letter to Commissioner Öttinger asking to allocate the financial resources that were not spent in the framework of the European recovery plan to actions in the filed of energy efficiency implemented in many cases in cities and towns.
Question to the European Commission – social housing
Heidi Rühle, Lambert van Nistelrooij and Jan Olbrycht tabled on behalf of the URBAN Intergroup a question to the European Commission about social housing in the EU. Referring to the recent decision concerning the social housing in the Netherlands, the Intergroup asked the EC whether its decision to set a limit of 33.000 euro income households does not violate the subsidiarity principle and whether the Commission is planning to introduce one single definition of social housing in the EU.