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Over 94 mln people in EU face poverty - Eurostat

KUWAIT, June 12 (KUNA) -- Some 94.6 million people in the EU (21 percent of the population) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023, the EUآ’s statistical office, Eurostat, reported Wednesday.
The figures include people who lived in households experiencing at least one of the three poverty and social exclusion risks: risk of poverty, severe material and social deprivation, and/or living in a household with very low work intensity, it said in a press release.
The figure slightly decreased compared with 2022 (95.3 million, 22 percent of the population), noted Eurostat.
The shares of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion varied across the EU countries in 2023. The highest values were reported in Romania (32 percent), Bulgaria (30 percent), Spain (27 percent) and Greece (26 percent).
On the other hand, the lowest shares were recorded in Czechia (12 percent), Slovenia (14 percent), Finland and Poland (both 16 percent). (end) mt