According to a new bill drafted by the government, Poles aged less than 35 “will be able to count on substantial state support when buying their first flat or home,” reports Gazeta Wyborcza.

The government is willing to cover 10 per cent of the final price in case of childless couples and single people. Those with children will receive a 15 per cent subsidy.

The provisional law, which has yet to be passed by the Sejm parliament, could come into effect from 2014, notes the daily. According to Home Broker analysis, 41.2 per cent of Poles live in what the EU categorises as overpopulated homes.