AKEL C.C. Press Office, 10th May 2019, Nicosia Cyprus is among the countries with the highest percentages of poverty, according to the latest figures released by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat). With 10.5% of its population severely materially deprived, Cyprus continues to belong to the five countries across the EU facing the biggest problems of the kind.

’ Only the Anastasiades-DISY government pretends it doesn’t understand their gravity. It continues to engage in celebrations about its “achievements” by ignoring reality. This is understandable, given that the only thing it evidently is interested in is how to serve the interests of its friends, cronies and close circle. They aren’t interested neither about working people, nor the middle strata.

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