(CN) – From from being a union of equals, the European Union is a conglomeration of nations with vastly disparate income standards, according to study released this week by Eurostat. In 2008, the Gross Domestic Product per inhabitant in Irleand ran about 50% above the average with Denmark and Sweden about a quarter above the average. Average incomes GDP in Poland, on the other hand, ran at about half of the average income and Bulgaria and Romani lagged even more, with incomes a bit above one third of the EU average.
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