“The lack of real estate supply is a problem in many cities, and housing costs have been rising, now occupying a very significant space in the monthly income of European families”, writes the government official. Therefore, “the European Commission must be aware of the problem of shortages and high housing costs”, writes the Prime Minister, according to Expresso.

In the week, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Tiago Antunes, says that “it is not a question of trying to transfer the solution to another sphere”, as “these are problems that affect other Member States and, therefore, all need a response”.

Last year, in the letter sent to Von der Leyen, the Prime Minister had insisted on the issue of easing deadlines for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Plan, which this year is not on the Government's list of requests to Brussels.