Oxfam warns Europe could have 25 million "new poor" by 2025

Europe could have up to 25 million "new poor" by 2025 as austerity policies force millions into poverty while benefiting the richest 10 per cent of Europeans, a new report warns.

12th September, 2013
Oxfam says one in 10 working households in Europe is now living in poverty

Europe could have up to 25 million "new poor" by 2025 as austerity policies force millions into poverty while benefiting the richest 10 per cent of Europeans, a new report warns.

According to international aid agency Oxfam, which commissioned the report, one in 10 working households in Europe is now living in poverty. The report said it would

take at least 10, and up to 25, years for poverty levels in Europe to return to pre-2008 levels if governments...

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