Only in Romania the situation is worse than in the European Union.

Most Eastern European countries have been able to identify their income disadvantage over the past 15 years compared to the EU average, but Hungary has not. Hungarians’ financial situation has improved, but at the same pace as the EU average, study 444 describe it.

Prepared by Andras Gabos, Zofia Tomka and Jerji Istvan Toth, TÁRKI Staff study He points out that we made no progress in international comparisons between 2005 and 2017, with the result that a large part of society is considered poor at the EU level.

The paper notes that families with incomes below median income, or 60 percent of median income, tend to be classified as below the poverty line. By common definition, those who live on less money are considered poor in their country.

If we imagine all 28 EU member states as one big one, we could raise the common poverty threshold for all of us by 60 percent of average gross income. From here, it is only a step to find out the distance between the poverty line in the European Union and the poverty lines in individual countries.

Italian and British poverty thresholds roughly match those of the European Union, compared to just 40% of Hungarians. From the European Union, only Bulgaria and Romania are behind us.

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The Hungarian poverty line in 2005 was the same 40 percent of the European Union as in 2017. Other countries that joined in 2004 were able to catch up at a faster pace. At that time, the number of Poles was 40 percent, and now it is 70. The newspaper added that the Slovaks are 60 and the Czechs are 80.

According to the survey, three quarters of Hungarians are poor at the EU level, which is higher than Bulgaria. In the European Union, only Romania is worse. In Finland, France or the Netherlands, for example, only 5% of people are poor at the EU level, 20% in the Czech Republic, 40% in Poland, and 50 in Slovakia.



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United Nations: By 2030, the EU must halve the number of people living in poverty


Giorgi Falk (Aurologus)Orologos

The organization notes that not only has it decreased since the 2008 crisis, but income inequality has increased in some countries.

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