Crisis: Greece, 6.3 million people threatened by poverty

According to a report of the Parliamentary Budget Office

26 September, 13:28

    A young man is seen eating outside a soup kitchen in Athens, Greece A young man is seen eating outside a soup kitchen in Athens, Greece

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS - A shocking report of the Parliamentary Budget Office regarding the economic situation of Greek households revealed that approximately 6.3 million Greeks (some 58.3% on a total population of around 11 million according to the census of 2011) are threatened by poverty.

    Approximately 2.5 million Greeks are living below the poverty line, while 3.8 million are in direct danger of crossing the poverty line, the report said.

    The poverty line, or poverty threshold, is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in a particular country. The survey, entitled "Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) Policies in the European Union and Greece" also notes that protection policies are effective, while the implementation of the GMI in Greece is delayed as GreekReporter website underlines.(ANSAmed).

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