Italy has the highest number of people in the EU unable to afford a holiday, new study reports

More than half of low-income workers in Europe cannot afford to take a one-week holiday away from home, according to research by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

The ETUC said in a statement on Monday that while access to holidays has grown across Europe over the last decade, about 28% of European citizens cannot afford a one-week holiday away from home.

But that rises to 59.5% if you just look at people whose income is below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold — set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income.

Some 35 million of the poorest in Europe can’t afford a one-week holiday.

Many of the people considered at-risk-of-poverty are unemployed or

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