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Nearly 97 million people in the EU live on the brink of poverty

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Petar Gramatikov
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Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The number of people living at risk of poverty or social exclusion within the European Union is 96.5 million. This represents 21.9% of the total EU population, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat, current at the end of 2020.

In 2020, 75.4 million people in the EU are at risk of falling into poverty, while 27.6 million people have experienced severe material deprivation. EU citizens living in low-intensity households number 27.1 million.

Out of a total of 96.5 million people in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, around 5.9 million (1.3% of the total population) live in households suffering from both of the three signs of poverty or exclusion. , namely the risk of poverty, serious material and social deprivation and life in low-intensity households, actualno.com reported.

The countries with the highest share of the population living at risk of poverty or social exclusion are Romania (35.8% of the population), Bulgaria (33.6% of the population), Greece (27.5% of the population) and Spain (27% of the population). ).

The countries with the lowest share of the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion are the Czech Republic (11.5% of the population, Slovakia (13.8%), Slovenia (14.3%), the Netherlands (15.8%) and Finland (15.9%).

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