BAPN, Dynamo International and the Walloon Anti-Poverty Network make a common contribution to Stakeholders Dialogue at European Platform Against Poverty

03/05 – BAPN, Dynamo International and the Wallon Anti-Poverty Network drafted a common response to the European Commission’s questions on social services, which was also their make a common contribution to Stakeholders Dialogue at European Platform Against Poverty. Access the document here. 

EAPN Hungary shares an article on the Hungarian National Social Report criticizing the content and the process of the preparation

18/04/2012 – Excerpt of the article: “Hungary met the requirements set by the European Union in a strange way. The Ministry of National Resources drafted the National Social Report which is a part of the EU social inclusion process, totally without any dialogue and consultation with stakeholders, civil society organisations or experts.

EAPN Greece shares an article: Should Stability and Growth Pact be strengthened?

Recently, economists from the Paris-based economic institute OFCE, published an article on the results of their economic analysis of the New Fiscal Treaty, using a kind of Keynesian simulation model for 4 EU countries, with which they analysed the economic implications of the new fiscal rules of this Treaty for the next 20 years. The economic consequences are recessions, long-term deflation and chronic stagnation.

EAPN Ireland: Anti Poverty and Equality Groups welcome Oireachtas Committee all-party report on Single Working Age Payment

14/03 – “Minister Joan Burton should not proceed with moves to a single welfare payment until supports, activation payments and quality jobs are in place”. Thirteen organisations working against poverty and for equality today welcomed an all-party Oireachtas Committee report recommending to the Minister for Social Protection.