Posts tagged as poverty

1 in 7 pensioners at risk of poverty in the EU

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In 2017 the proportion of pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union (EU) was estimated to be 14.2 %, slightly above the figure of 13.8 % in 2016. The rate has been rising gradual In most of the 27 EU Member States for which 2017 data are available, the proportion of pensioners at risk of poverty lies between 10% and 25 %. The four countries with an at-risk-of-poverty…

Poverty risk level in Lithuania among highest in EU

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The level of poverty risk in Lithuania in 2017 amounted to 22.9 percent and was among the highest in the 28-country European Union, the local organization National Network of Poverty Reduction (NSMOT) announced on Wednesday. According to the data from NSMOT, based on official statistics, the level of poverty risk increased in Lithuania by 1 percentage point in 2017, compared with 2016. According to the latest NSMOT data, in 2017…

Lithuania deserves better life

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, July 6, 2018

The latest expressive headlines on (the main Lithuanian news portal) such as “Gender pay gap increased in Lithuania”, “Sudden drop in EU support pushes Lithuania into middle income trap, finmin says”, “Lithuanian travellers spent EUR 186.5 mln abroad this year” and “Lithuania’s Jan-May budget revenue EUR 14.3 mln below target” clearly demonstrate difficult situation in the country. The only positive thing in this fact is Lithuanian authorities do not…