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Is Wales one of the poorest countries in Europe?

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This is quite complex. Wales has a huge ammount of deprivation by European Standards and is generally considered to have a weak economy. read more

Despite this, West Wales is the poorest part of the UK and Wales gets the largest amount of EU funding. Therefore if it was a country, it would not be hard to see it as being the poorest in Western Europe. read more

The poorest region of Britain, according to Eurostat, is west Wales, with a GDP per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) of 64 in 2011. Latvia, also in northern Europe, has a GDP of 60 (PPS) in 2011. read more

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