According to the European Commission, which investigated residential buildings in the EU, almost 17 percent of Europeans live in conditions that do not meet the standards of Income and Living Conditions of dampness in homes. Worse situation in Eastern Europe, the best in Scandinavia.
Under damp homes Commission meant the houses in which leaky roof, there are cracks in the windows, and there is moisture in floors and foundations. Worst of all the situation in this indicator among the housing number of Eastern European countries. In Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Romania, every third house has a similar problem. Best situation is in the Scandinavian countries - Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, only 4 percent of the buildings can be classified as "raw." In central Europe, this figure averaged around 13-20 per cent (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria).