In recent decades, Ireland made impressive strides in developing its economy and raising living standards. However, structural reforms remain key to prepare for Ireland’s future fiscal pressures due to rising ageing costs, and the need to ensure adequate supply of affordable housing and enable a sustainable green transition.
The historical development of housing in Central and Eastern European countries continues to have implications for the tenure, type, quality and affordability of housing today, calling for policy actions to address a looming affordability challenge.
Continuing labour market reforms, tackling inequity in education and supporting housing affordability would promote equal access to life chances in Belgium.
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