Social justice report: Hungary near bottom in EU


Hungary ranks 25th out of 28 EU member states in the latest ranking of the EU Social Justice Index, according to the Social Inclusion Monitor Europe Index Report, put out yesterday by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

The introduction to the report, which compares all EU member states, shows that the level of social justice has declined in most of the EU in recent years.

The index compares areas such as: poverty prevention, equitable education, labor market inclusion, social cohesion and non-discrimination, health and intergenerational justice.

The social justice gap has increased between the wealthy northern Europe countries and southern states, the report said. Social justice was found to be strongest in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the report said, social justice declined in Greece, Span, Italy, and Hungary in recent years.

The gap in social justice is also significant between generations. The report noted 28% of young people in the EU at risk of poverty, while poverty among older generation has been declining in recent years.

The increasing social division threatens social stability within the EU and there is a need for a concise European social strategy, the report notes.


Karotin Developing Soil Management System in HUF 545 mln R&D... Land

Karotin Developing Soil Management System in HUF 545 mln R&D...

Parliament Negates Mandatory Membership in MOK Parliament

Parliament Negates Mandatory Membership in MOK

Graphisoft Introduces Archicad Collaborate Construction

Graphisoft Introduces Archicad Collaborate

Service Restarted on Full Length of Metro Line M3 City

Service Restarted on Full Length of Metro Line M3


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.