The most efficient method to fight poverty for senior citizens remains the raise of pensions.
The International Organization of Labor held a recent study which concluded that this can be achieved only by taking a series of reforms in the job market.
While retired citizens underline that pensions should be higher, they explain that the current ones are not enough to cover their living cost. Sometimes they are forced to seek help from their relatives to cover their needs.
Despite these requests and studies held by international organizations, the government did the opposite in the last year. The average pension of a retired person was decreased by 3.2% for the first time since 2000.