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Parliamentary question - E-001596/2023Parliamentary question

The growing problem of illegally occupied private properties in Spain

Question for written answer  E-001596/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Dolors Montserrat (PPE)

The right to private property is laid down in Article 17 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

In recent years, Spain has suffered an increase in the number of illegally occupied private properties.

Such occupation is often carried out by organised crime groups. Their operations are planned, as they carry out occupations upon request, for profit and, in many cases, by taking advantage of vulnerable people, who are offered the ‘rights’ to use dwellings in exchange for money or committing crimes.

This creates a very serious problem for property owners, communities of neighbours and society at large. It also constitutes a breach of the protection of property.


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