No wonder they want BILLIONS from Britain! The EU’s poverty problem EXPOSED : Express.

POVERTY across the European Union has reached new levels while the Brussels elite continues to preach about unity and success.

More than a quarter of children in the 28-member state club are living below the breadline with the total number of poor predicted to reach 100million by 2020.

One in four Europeans are now affected by poverty, with the worst affected nations being in the eastern bloc.

The most recent figures suggest 119 million people were living in poor homes – at risk of poverty.

Figures from 2015 show more than a third of the population was at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.

Across Europe 27 percent of children now live in a poor households.

Poverty spreads in the EU despite claims of elitesGETTY

Angela Merkel has praised the EU for its unity but poverty spreads

Poor in Europe: Union fails to act on EU's povertyGETTY

Queues at job centres across the European Union appear to be getting longer

According to Europe 2020 indicators, child poverty in the UK is at its highest level since 2010.

The number of people living below the monetary poverty line in Hungary, Sweden and Spain, with rises of between 2.3 and 2.5 percentage points, the EU 2020 report revealed.

However, this was not the case in the United Kingdom where the number actually decreased.

In Spain, close to 40 percent of people live in poverty in the southern province of Andalusia while nationwide close to one in three Spaniards live in poverty.

Read More : Express.

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