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WHO Reverses Course, Calls on Nations to Avoid Coronavirus Lockdowns

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns have been used by governments all over the globe to try to control the spread of the virus. Implementing draconian rulings which forbid citizens from stepping foot outside their door unless armed...

Greece to Make Minimum Guaranteed Income a Constitutional Right

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that his government will bring forward a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a basic income for all of its citizens. The surprising announcement was made through the Prime Minister's personal Twitter account. ''We constitutionally guarantee...

Poverty Threat Among Greeks Drops Significantly But Remains High

The percentage of Greeks who are at risk of poverty or social exclusion fell by three percentage points in 2018 compared to 2017. 31.8 percent of the Greek population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2018, compared...

Greek Man Attempts Suicide in Electric Company Offices due to Inability to Afford Bill

Citing an inability to pay, a man swallowed a handful of pills inside the Public Power Corporation office in the city of Patras upon finding out the monthly installment amount he was due to pay for his overdue bill. According...

One in Three Greeks Lives In Danger of Poverty, Data Show

34.8 percent of Greeks live in poverty or in danger of poverty, according to data revealed by the European Statistics Authority, Eurostat. More specifically, 20.1 percent of Greeks live in conditions of poverty and social exclusion, with 14.6 percent of the...

Eurostat: One in Five Greeks Cannot Afford to Pay their Bills

Greece shows the second highest rate of severe material deprivation (21.1 percent) in the EU, meaning that more than one in five Greeks can not afford to pay their bills, Eurostat says. According to a report called "Can you afford to...

Study: 700,000 Middle Class Greeks Face Poverty

A new study on poverty and economic inequality in Greece shows that 700,000 people who were middle class, are now confronted with poverty. According to the diaNEOsis organisation, income inequality in Greece gradually declined from the relatively high level before...

Four in Ten Children in Greece are at Risk of Poverty

Four in ten children in Greece under the age of 17 face the threat of poverty, says a Eurostat study on Poverty and Social Exclusion, based on 2016 figures. According to the study, Greece comes in third place among European Union...

Almost 1.5 Million Greeks Live in Extreme Poverty

Almost 1.5 million Greeks live in extreme poverty, most of them unemployed and young, a recent study by the diaNEOsis non government organization says. Specifically, the study says, 1,488,714 Greeks, most of them young and unemployed live in extreme poverty,...

More than One in Three Greeks at Risk of Poverty

More than one in three Greeks is at risk of poverty and isolation, while the country shows the highest unemployment rate in the EU, according to the European Commission. The figures are based on a European Commission report on labor...