European Economic Governance

The European Semester looks at every aspect of economic activity covered by Governmental activity. Hence, depending on the member state, it touches upon several real estate and housing related matters.

Our topics

A movement away from income-based taxation to other forms of taxation such as property tax
Restructuring of property taxation
Updating property valuation as a tax base
Reviewing reduced VAT rates, potentially affecting taxation on items such as the repair and renovation of housing
Rationalising and/or liberalising rent regulation
Reducing volatile interest payments on mortgage loans and phasing out tax deductibility of interest payments on mortgages
Increased energy efficiency in buildings
Increased competition within the construction sector & reducing obstacles to cross-border construction and real estate services
Reducing and monitoring distribution and retail costs in the energy sector & rationalising planning and zoning control


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