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Parliamentary questions
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11 April 2017
E-002655-17
Question for written answer E-002655-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (PPE)

 Subject:  Child poverty in Greece and the EU
 Answer in writing 

The dramatic deterioration of children’s living conditions in Greece has been detailed in a report recently published by Unicef. The report states that half a million children in Greece were living in poor families for some time between 2009 and 2014. In addition, child poverty has surged in the EU from 22.6% in 2008 to 55.1% in 2014, with Greece recording the third-highest child poverty rate of the 14 earlier Member States. In 2015, nearly one in two children lived in conditions of material deprivation and Greece, with a 45% rate, was by far the country where children were the most deprived of basic goods and services.

Given that, in late July 2014, the overwhelming majority of Member States received country-specific recommendations that stated that they should improve childcare and early education, combat youth unemployment and assist disadvantaged children:
1. Does the Commission intend to take new actions to further support the economically weaker Member States, such as Greece, in tackling social problems affecting, above all, families with children?
2. How much has been achieved so far under the social objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and of the Commission recommendation ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’?
Original language of question: EL 
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