Almost Half of Bulgarians Live Below Poverty Threshold – Survey
A total of 49.3% of all Bulgarians live below the poverty threshold, a survey by Greek statistical institute EL.STAT shows.
Greece ranks fourth among EU countries in terms of the highest percentage of citizens living on the poverty line, Bulgarian Telegraph Agency informs.
According to the EL.STAT data, some 34.6% of Greeks, or 3,795,100 people lived in poverty last year. The situation is worse in Bulgaria - 49.3%, Romania - 41.7% and Latvia - 36.2%.
The indicator of poverty in Greece has been constantly increasing since 2010, when the country received the first foreign capital injection due to the financial crisis, Greek media noted.
The EL.STAT reports that the other EU countries that have reached the poverty line due to loans were Ireland, Spain, Cyprus and Portugal.
The five countries with the lowest poverty rate in the EU 28 are the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg.
- » About 40,000 Are The Visitors Of The Tourist Route "In the Steps of Vazov and his Heroes" After It's Start
- » The Weather Today Will be Sunny With Temperatures Between 25°C and 30°C
- » Today Is European 'No Elevators Day'
- » Mostly Sunny Today, Maximum Temperatures Between 20°C and 25°C
- » Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index
- » Employment Rate in Bulgaria Going Up