EU Sources - Inequality in Europe - June 30, 2017

The website Social Europe has paid attention to inequality in Europe. In an inequality report of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the authors illustrate their work with tables and data. Income inequality in the European Union has barely changed for a number of years. Neither improvements like those before 2009 nor a substantial worsening have been observed. However, this applies only to relative inequality, which indicates the income of richer people, regions and countries as a multiple of that of poorer ones. If one looks at the absolute differences between the highest and the lowest incomes, however, an alarming increase in inequality is to be observed in Europe. In the fifth episode of Social Europe Talk from the European Parliament in Brussels the panellists discuss inequality in Europe.

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