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Eurostat: Hungary leader in fighting poverty

Eurostat: Hungary leader in fighting poverty

The number of poor declined to an all-time low in Hungary from 2012 to 2016, a labour market expert told public news channel M1 on Saturday.

In the period under survey, Hungary witnessed the biggest decline in this respect from among all European Union member states, Piroska Szalai said, citing data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office.

The number of severely materially deprived people fell from 2.2 million in 2004 to 1.7 million by 2007, but then rebounded to 2.7 million by 2012.

In the subsequent four years, however, it decreased by about half, she said.

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Hungary’s economy started to perceivably decline in 2006, two years before the outbreak of the global economic crisis, with shrinking employment, decreasing real wages and growing unemployment. The decline, however, came to a halt in 2010, and real wages started to increase again in 2012, Szalai said.

Source: MTI

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  1. Sander Driessen

    This is the real face of the EU and its dictators.
    Dutch EU official exposes large child trafficking network. Thus her life was then destroyed. Whistleblower and expert in the field of child trafficking Roelie Post, as an official at the European Commission, reported abuses to adoptions from Romania. Since August 2018 she is officially without a job. In the 1990s, when she was mapping children’s rights in Romania, she discovered that the adoption process in that country is corrupt. Post was faced with opposition and threats that are so serious that she is now living in hiding in a village in the north of the Netherlands and has a long-standing conflict with her former employer, the European Commission. She must repay her salary in recent years with interest and is not entitled to unemployment benefit. The ex-official encountered a large international adoption trade at the end of the 1990s. Around 3,000 children per year were sold there. She picked it up and met with a lot of resistance. So much, that she worked out the European Commission. Although she did not manage to put an end to trade, it is due to the many abuses that have come out. Post discovered that children are recruited or kidnapped. And sometimes it is even more common: then the organizations are fooling parents. Then the identity of the child is changed and the parents never see it again. It is a very heavy message. But intercountry adoption is legalized children’s trade, she said earlier. Sometimes the children are robbed and sold for a lot of money. Or women hear after cesarean that their child is stillborn, while that is not the case at all.
    In this video Post speaks with GSTV: https://youtu.be/gUa5q658H8U

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