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Goal 10: 4. Main Eurostat Indicators

Key trends in “Reduced inequalities” show the following evidence (Eurostat Report, pp. 199 and ss):

  • The income gap between the rich and the poor in the EU remains at a high level;
  • The extent and depth of poverty in the EU remain significant;
  • Economic disparities between EU countries have reduced over time;
  • Despite overall reduction in economic disparities, north–south and west–east divides between EU countries remain;
  • The EU’s different forms of assistance to developing countries have risen over the past decade;
  •  The number of irregular border crossings and asylum applications in the EU has fallen considerably since 2015.


Goal 10’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators: Source: EU SDG Indicator set 2020:

Goal 10’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators


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