Poland to spend EUR2bn on fighting poverty
September 19, 2013
Poland will spend over EUR 2 billion of EU funds for fighting poverty in the years 2014-2020 in an attempt to lift some 1.5 million people from poverty by 2020, deputy Regional Development Minister Pawel Orlowski said on Wednesday.
Some 16% of Poles were threatened by relative poverty in 2012, i.e. their household spending was less than 50% of the expenditure of an average Polish household, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Incomes of 6.7% of Poles remained below the subsistence level.