Rus News Journal

Latvia is in the lead among the European Union countries by quantity of the poor population

Latvia once again was in the lead among the European Union countries, and this time by quantity of the population living on the verge of poverty.

the press is told About it - release of European statistical management Eurostat in official. On the second place there was Romania, and on the third - Bulgaria.

According to Eurostat, in 2008 in Latvia 26 percent of the population, in Romania - 23 percent, and in Bulgaria - 21 percent have been recognised by poor. In Greece, Spain and Lithuania the given indicator has reached 20 percent. On the average on 27 states entering into EU, the share of poor inhabitants has made 17 percent, the Tape writes. ru.

least poor it has appeared in Czechia (9 %), and also the Netherlands and Slovakia (on 11 %). In Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Sweden a share   the poor population has made 12 %.

According to the norms operating in EU living on the verge of poverty the one who receives less than 60 percent from an average salary on the country is considered, informs information portal NovoNews lv.