Political leaders urged to stem surge in EU poverty

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News ID: 48866
Publish Date: 8:23 - 24 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020 _The European Union has a population of just under 450 million people across the bloc's 27 member states. Millions of young people face a very uncertain future due to the economic crash brought about by COVID-19. The growing social crisis in the EU has just been debated in the European Parliament.

Political leaders urged to stem surge in EU povertyThe European Commission is accused of overstepping its remit. Social policy is a matter for national governments, one lawmaker insisted.  There is currently insufficient support for young adults in the EU, experts claim.

Legislators are reminding the political establishment in the EU that almost a quarter of the bloc's population were already at risk of poverty prior to COVID-19. Now things are getting worse.

As businesses are forced to close in the EU, lawmakers are making the point that the bloc's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund is looking more inadequate by the day. They say it is frightening that at this point we simply do not know what size of a financial support package will be enough.

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