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Money cannot be an excuse to suffer with cold or disease

Growing up in Portugal was an easy task because people can really warm your heart with small gestures everyday. Still I must admit that it wasn’t sush a nice experience to realize how austere some fellows lived. A neighbour, the nice market lady who always offered a smile, the old lonely couple who didn’t saw their kids for a while… normal people, working people, retired people, … I started realizing that life wasn’t so nice to some fellows that couldn’t afford to spend money improving their homes to better thermal conditions or to simply pay the overpriced electricity needed to keep the homes warm during winter in Portugal. I know what you must thinking… We’ve got such a good, warm weather. It’s true, but we also have a very challenging winters, due to the poor constructions or simply the failed system to make the transition to better standards of living. This cannot happen. Europe has the highests standards of living and yet we still have people dying and suffering from cold and diseases derived from the temperature and humidity felt indoors. I call for action at an European level.
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Yes I feel the sadness in your story which is still actually today! This has to change! We need to fight with a strong European law to get better isolated homes and a lower cost for energy nobody in Europe Should be suffering with energy poverty if we call our self to have good standards in Europe It start by lower VAT like we ask here in Belgium to our government

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