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Poverty in Europe

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The European Commission has warned about the level of corruption across the 28-nation bloc, saying it costs the EU economies about €120 billion (USD 162 billion) annually.

According to one of the surveys cited in the report, some 76 percent of EU citizens consider corruption to be widespread in their country and about 56 percent believe there has been an increase in the level of corruption over the past three years.

Meanwhile, a report says economic crisis across Europe has dramatically increased poverty among working population.

The report by the European Commission, entitled ‘Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review 2013’, found that having a job does not help unemployed poor people to end their hardship and get them out of poverty.

According to the report the chances of a poor with job to get out of poverty are 50-50. This means that finding job only helps people out of poverty in 50 percent of cases.

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