EU sources -Poverty and inequality documented -April 03, 2015

More than 1/3 of the population in five EU Member States (Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

Caritas Europa published a Crisis Monitoring Report 2015, titled Poverty and Inequalities on the rise, with a special focus on Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. After over 6 years of economic crisis, poor people are still paying for a crisis they did not cause, and the poor are getting poorer. Poverty and inequalities are increasing in Europe with 123 million EU citizens living in poverty, almost 1 in 4. More than 1/3 of the population in five EU Member States are at risk of poverty or social exclusion (i.e. Bulgaria 48%, Romania 40.4%, Greece 35.7%, Latvia 35.1%, and Hungary 33.5%). In-work poverty has also risen.

English: http://www.caritas.eu/sites/default/files/caritascrisisreport_2015_en_final.pdf   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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