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In Europe, poverty is defined as having less than 60 percent of the average national income to live. In a continent made up of mostly wealthy nations, that definition still categorizes tens of millions of people as being poor. Among the most vulnerable are children, unemployed young adults and the working poor.
The EU has tried to counter this through a program called “Europe2020,” a robust offensive meant to bring 25 million Europeans out of poverty. But is it working?