Germany poverty hits record high Since Reunification

File photo shows a dosser searching for refundable bottles in a rubbish bin in Berlin, Germany.

Poverty has hit a record high in Germany in the post-reunification era, results of a new survey show.

According to a study conducted by Germany’s Equal Welfare Association, results of which were published Thursday, more than 12 million Germans were classed as poor in 2013, a record high since the establishment of the Federal Republic of German in 1990.

Technically speaking, that means the gap between rich and poor in the country of 80 million has widened considerably.

Germany is the biggest and the most vibrant economy in Europe with most of its national income being derived from industrial export. But the economic boom has yet to be translated into full economic parity and welfare for all citizens.

Germany is the leading economic and financial policymaker in the 28-member European Union……

Germany poverty hits record high since reunification

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