In an opinion article published in the British newspaper The Independent, the mayor Fernando Medina says “wanting to bring city life to the center”.
In an opinion article published in the British newspaper The Independent, Fernando Medina argues that “after the coronavirus, Lisbon will get rid of Airbnb and turn short-term vacation rentals into homes for essential workers”.
The Mayor of Lisbon recognizes that, in recent years, the city has “benefited a lot” from the “millions of tourists”, but that “a social price has been paid”. Indicating that “one third of the city center is occupied with vacation rentals”, Medina writes that “essential workers and their families” were forced to leave the city center due to high incomes.
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