Over 25 percent of Greeks can’t afford to heat their homes in winter


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According to new data released by Eurostat, over 25 percent of the Greek population couldn’t afford to adequately heat their homes in 2017.

In 2017, eight percent of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %) and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.

*Graph by Statista

Among member states, the largest share of people who could not afford to properly heat their home was recorded in Bulgaria at 36.5 percent, followed by Lithuania (28.9 percent) and Greece (25.7 percent).

Cyprus followed, with 23 percent of its population unable to heat their homes and Portugal was 20 percent, while Italy was at 15%.

The lowest figures were recorded in Luxembourg (1.9 percent), Finland (2.0 percent) and Sweden (2.1 percent).