Quarter of Europeans face poverty – Eurostat

poverty Europe(SOURCE)  RT  December 9, 2013

Over 124 million people in the European Union – or almost a quarter of its entire population – live under the threat of poverty or social exclusion, a report by EU’s statistical office has revealed.

More and more Europeans are spending years on the streets as the mega banks continue to plunder wealth. Credit: CGP Grey via Flickr

More and more Europeans are spending years on the streets as the mega banks continue to plunder wealth. Credit: CGP Grey via Flickr

Last year, 124.5 million people, or 24.8 percent of Europe’s population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared to 24.3 percent in 2011 and 23.7 percent in 2008, the Eurostat said in a document published earlier in the week.

The data included people who were falling within at least one of the three categories: at-risk-of-poverty, severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.

Bulgaria (49 percent), Romania (42 percent) and Latvia (37 percent) top the list, followed by Greece, Lithuania and Hungary. In comparison, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic (both 15 percent), Finland (17 percent), Sweden and Luxemburg (both 18 percent) can boast the lowest number of people at risk of poverty.

However, even founding EU countries like Italy are struggling more than ever. Some 18.2 million -Italians are facing poverty – that is the highest number in the EU, even though proportionally (29.2 % of the population) the country seems to be doing not too bad.

With the Italian economy going through its longest recession since the World War II, over 12 percent of adults are unemployed, while four out of ten young people don’t have a job. There are no official figures on the homeless, RT’s Egor Piskunov reports.

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5 thoughts on “Quarter of Europeans face poverty – Eurostat

  1. This could be a very interesting week with biblical events being fulfilled on a global scale. I’m sensing the time is short, there are some serious break-downs in man’s systems on the way. For instance, the economy is a global economy which operates fundamentally on a new supply of debt being created, this is not sustainable. God is soon to enter in on the scene and I believe that it’s sooner than we realize. I was thinking, how many of us who are Christians really want to see the bible prophecies fulfilled and the end to come, I DO! because the end means the new beginning that Jesus is bringing.
    Look where this world is heading on its own and then see the contrast that God will bring when he ushers in His Kingdom with Jesus ruling in righteousness and peace as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This world is a very unhealthy and dangerous place to live, especially raise children. O’ you can look at the beauty of the oceans, lakes, mountains, and rivers and see the creation beauty, but aside from the visual beauty, there lies the demonic spirit of darkness which has invaded every aspect of human existence.
    May God today speed the going forth of the Gospel of the Kingdom to the whole world as a witness to all nations.
    May God ever more bestow the gifts of evangelism and preaching so all who will hear, believe will come to Him.
    May God today send laborers into the harvest fields of the world to reap the souls who repent and believe.
    May every Church that says it is Christian stand firm in the morals of the bible and not compromise.
    May Jesus come in His Shekhinah cloud of Glory today and receive His redeemed unto himself.

  2. Sharing some verses on spiritual warfare, If you are in the warfare, don’t loose heart, I’m right in it with you and it is intense, We may be in the furnace but there is ONE in here with us.

    2nd. Timothy 4:18- And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen

    Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    vs. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having don all, to stand.

    Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

    Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord my Rock who trains my hands for war, and y fingers for battle.

    Deuteronomy 3:22 You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.

    As often as you remember please keep me in prayer.
    All Glory and Power to Jesus

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