Portugal has 4th highest rate in the EU of people unable to heat their homes


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In 2022, Portugal recorded the fourth highest rate in the European Union (17.5%) of people who were unable to heat their homes properly, with the European Union (EU) average standing at 9.3%, according to Eurostat.

According to data released today, the number of people struggling to pay for home heating has increased in the EU by 2.4 percentage points compared to 2021.

Among the member states, Bulgaria (22.5%) recorded the highest percentage of people having trouble heating their home, followed by Cyprus (19.2%), Greece (18.7%), Portugal and Lithuania (17.5% each), Spain (17.1%) and Romania (15.2%).

At the other end of the spectrum, with the lowest rates, are Finland (1.4%), Luxembourg (2.1%), Slovenia (2.6%), Austria (2.7%), the Czech Republic (2.9%), Sweden (3.3%) and Estonia (3.4%).

The energy price crisis worsened in 2022 with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (on February 24), prompting the EU to adopt measures to control increases and end energy dependence on Moscow.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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