Greece below EU average in social protection, with pensioners getting lion's share

Society Tags: European Union, Health, Pensions, Social justice
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Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos

Greece spends proportionately less of its GDP on social protection than the EU average but gives more of a share of what it spends to pensioners than any other EU country, newly released data from Eurostat shows.

While the 28 member states of the EU devoted 28.7 percent of GDP on average to social protection in 2014, Greece spent 26 percent of its GDP, putting it in 12th place, according to the Eurostat data, which shows major disparities continue to mark social...

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