Percentage of people in Greece at risk of poverty rises, tops EU list

Society Tags: Poverty
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

The percentage of people living in Greece who are at risk of poverty rose substantially last year and almost a quarter of the country's population now falls into that category, which is the highest proportion in the European Union.

Understandably, the plight of the worst off in Greece often grabs the headlines. But it is easy to overlook the fact the crisis is pushing more people who once had reasonably comfortable lives to the margins of society. The new data, which excludes the ...

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