Poll: Nearly 60% of EU citizens suffered financial losses due to pandemic

Nearly 60% of EU citizens suffered financial losses as a result of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and quarantine measures to contain it. These are the results of a survey published on Tuesday by the European Parliament.

“a Clear majority of respondents — 58% — said they have experienced financial difficulties in my life since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus. 30% of respondents reported revenue losses, 23% — about the loss of jobs or switching to part-time employment, 21% — on the need to use their savings, 14% said about the problems with paying monthly bills, the rent or interest on loans, 9% reported problems with food purchases” — leads TASS excerpts from the study.

At the same time, the survey showed that 69% of EU citizens would like to see “more action of the European Union to combat the crisis.”

Meanwhile, the international rating Agency Fitch Ratings expects that this year GDP will fall by 8.2%, UK 7.8%. In the April forecast assumed a decrease in the Eurozone 7% UK — 6.3%, reports PRIME.

experts have Previously warned that the restrictions imposed because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus, led to the ruin of a small number of German companies. Moreover, the indicated edition of Focus, the analysts say about the approach of a powerful wave of bankruptcies that will cover the German economy.

According to estimates by the credit bureaus Crifbürgel, will go bankrupt over 29 thousand German companies, that is, 54% more than in 2019, said Lenta.ru.

Thus, the impact of coronavirus in Europe’s largest economy will be almost as strong as the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, when about 34 thousand enterprises went bankrupt.

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