Bulgaria, Romania, Greece top EU Social Exclusion indicators

Bulgaria, Romania, Greece top EU Social Exclusion indicators

According to data released by Eurostat on Wednesday, the three EU Member States with the biggest population at risk of poverty and social exclusion are Bulgaria (32,8%), Romania (32,5%), and Greece (31,85). The EU28 average population at risk of poverty is 21,7%. Other countries whose population at risk of poverty and social exclusion are well above the EU average are Latvia (28,4%), Lithuania (28,3%), Spain (26,1%), and Italy (25,5%).

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Summit ends without progress on EU long-term budget

Summit ends without progress on EU long-term budget

EU leaders failed to narrow their differences over the EU’s seven-year budget for 2021-27, the Multiannual Financial Framework, as member states maintained their entrenched positions on the EU’s spending volume and priorities. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters after the summit on Friday (18 October) that leaders of the EU-27 were “repeating positions already known”. “There was no guidelines, nothing,” he added. The European Council discussed the size of the long-term budget, the volumes of the main policy areas, the revenue sources, the rebates that some member states obtain,…

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