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Poverty figures for Flanders, Belgium

News of any significance for non-anglophone countries can be difficult to track down, however, I can across this:

Levels of tax in Belgium are very high and some of the social benefits are quite generous (especially child benefit).  The article certainly supports my observations and the differing profile of street beggars, increased number of empty shops, things appearing run-down etc, but to see this in print is shocking.

Does anyone else have figures for other European countries??