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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “social triple-A rating” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and economic concerns with social issues. We recognise that this new social rights initiative has the potential to help…

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EAPN joins 177 organisations in calling for a new Europe for people, planet & prosperity for all!

CONCORD Europe, WWF, ETUC and the European Youth Forum drafted a common statement on the future of Europe, supported by EAPN among 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions. Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits it brings are at stake. This is about the future of our…

17 October 2016 Day for eradication of poverty

17 October international day for the eradication of poverty | national activities

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable…

No Sanctions, No Fines | Sanctions on Spain and Portugal will delay economic recovery, generate poverty and create more disaffection with the EU

Sanctions on Spain and Portugal will delay economic recovery, generate poverty and create more disaffection with the EU Brussels, 25 July 2016 – On 12 July 2016, the Council found that Portugal and Spain had not taken effective action in response to its recommendations on measures to correct their excessive deficits. It confirmed that the two countries will not…

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EAPN inputs to Commission Structured Dialogue on the Social Pillar

Fintan Farrell, Acting Director of EAPN, made an input to the European Commission’s structured dialogue session on the ‘future of work and welfare’ in the context of the debate about the European Social Pillar. The main argument: Fighting for more equity between and within the EU Member States should be the major project of the EU. Inputs…

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EAPN Participates in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs”

On 7 July EAPN participated in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs” opened by the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans. The event came as a response to the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 by the United Nations to define next steps for a sustainable European future…

EU-Canada trade deal to be applied before national parliaments can vote

Friends of the Earth Europe, European Public Services Union, European Anti-Poverty Network – Press release,Brussels, July 5th – the European Commission today proposed the provisional application of the free trade deal between the EU and Canada (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA). That means the agreement would be applied before national parliaments have…