December 17, 2022, 08:26 – Public News Service – OSN

Deputies of a number of European states have limited the temperature in parliaments. Now they have to warm up for work.

From September 1, German public buildings are only heated to 19 degrees. The measure also applies to the Bundestag. At the debate on December 14, many of the participants in the discussions sat in coats, jackets and thick scarves. In particular, the head of the Ministry of Defense Germany Christina Lambrecht wore a warm jacket over a turtleneck.

The co-chair of the Greens in the Bundestag, Renata Künast, also complained that she was freezing while working in her office. She announced on Twitter that she intends to come to the Bundestag with a blanket, a heating pad and a hat.

The same thing happens in Parliament. Francewrites RIA Novosti.

“My office is in the attic and rarely gets warmer than 16.5 degrees. I use a heated blanket, it is very effective!” – one of the deputies from the Socialist Party told the BFMTV channel.

By the way, the building of the French National Assembly was built in 1722. It is equipped with huge windows in which there are no double-glazed windows.

“In my office it is not higher than 18 degrees. I wear two jackets, first a thinner sleeveless vest and then a thicker jacket, and make hot tea all day,” the Republican lawmaker said.

The deputies call the French Parliament a “thermal colander”. With the onset of cold weather, meeting rooms are increasingly empty.

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