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The great Portuguese hollowing out

February 28, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN IBEROSPHERE) With every passing day Portugal has less and less economy left, while fewer and fewer people remain to pay down the debt.   By Edward Hugh. -An increasing number of Portuguese are emigrating, creating a huge imbalance in the economy. As Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva once put it, ”A country without […]

Crisis sends French new poor flocking to food banks

January 21, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EXPATICA) The world financial crisis is forcing more and more once relatively comfortable French workers to seek out charity food banks and soup kitchens to get a free hot meal. PARIS – “It’s tough to come here, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it,” said one man, a former manager in […]

Rise in young adult Poles living with parents echoes European trend

January 18, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN POLSKIE RADIO) A growth in the number of young adult Poles living with their parents is echoing a European trend. According to figures compiled by Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), 44.4 percent of Poles between the ages of 25 and 34 were living with their parents in 2011. This marks a rise of […]

Rich, poor divide widens in Germany amid eurozone crisis

November 7, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PRESSTV) A new report by Germany’s Labour Ministry has revealed that the gap between rich and poor continues to widen in Europe’s biggest economic powerhouse. ASH/JR.- The four-yearly poverty report shows that the number of rich people has risen sharply since 1998, adding one-tenth of the population owns 53 percent of the total wealth, […]

27% of Spanish children live below poverty line

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN CAMPOPULSE) Some 2,267,000 children in Spain live below the established poverty mark, according to a UNICEF report based on updated Eurostat data for 2011.   That’s 80,000 more than a year ago and represents 27.2% of the infant population of the country. Eurostat sets the poverty mark at 60% of the median individual […]

Poland marks rise in child poverty

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN LEWICA.PL) The number of people living in extreme poverty in Poland rose by 300,000 in 2011, with children most at risk, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).    “As the research shows, the arrival of the third child and every subsequent one increases the impoverishment of the family, and the greater the […]

Spain is the country with the highest inequality in the eurozone

October 11, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) The income gap is growing on the fifth consecutive year. The strike and the crisis make a dent in the gap between the richest and the poorest. There have always been rich and poor in Spain. But never in recent years the distance between them was so great. Neither as wide […]