Posts tagged as living standards

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…

Inflation behind rise in people living below poverty line in Lithuania

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Inflation and related growth in living standards were behind a rise in people living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in Lithuania last year. “Inflation is doing its disruptive work. Naturally, living standards are rising in Lithuania, especially the basic services, but they’ve been also rising in the foodstuffs group. People dependent on social benefits or any other state payout, including pensioners, have it a hard time to adjusting to inflation challenges…