The financial crisis is pushing ever more Greeks into poverty. A German immigrant is taking action to help his adopted home town, Aigio. He collects food and cash donations from, among others, tourists who know the Peloponnese from holidays.
Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.
President Nicos Anastasiades won the first round of voting but failed to garner the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. At stake is the future of an island that has been divided for 44 years.
Germany has a booming economy but most Germans are not particularly wealthy. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung says that the danger of poverty in Germany is comparatively high and measures should be taken to avoid a crisis.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
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