Wieland also considers the inclusion of owner-occupied housing in the calculation of inflation to be justified. The effects are greater in the southern European countries than in Germany, he continued, but on the whole rather small. Therefore, a broader measurement of inflation would be a more appropriate approach. "A more differentiated ECB communication would also be possible would also be possible if it is not possible to find a way to include the costs of owner-occupied housing in the HICP that is acceptable to everyone," Wieland said.
Handelsblatt: "Eine neue Messung der Inflation für die EU"