Commission lacks of a social vision

President Barroso gives State of the Union speech and Commission’s agenda – Priority is given to markets over investment in people

12/09/2013, Brussels – President Barroso made his State of the Union speech yesterday in the European Parliament, setting the tone of the European Commission’s priorities for the coming year.

Civil society coalition asks Commissioner Rehn 2 Parliamentary Questions -17/06

17/06 – Sven Giegold, (Green Party), MEP, will ask 2 Questions, on behalf of the Adhoc coalition on Country-Specific Recommendations involving EAPN and other NGOs/Organisations, in a Parliamentary Hearing in the European Parliament with Commission Ollie Rehn. The two questions focus on NGO consultation in the CSR process, and confirmation that the Country-specific Recommendations are an instrument to deliver on the Europe 2020 targets.

EMU: Economic governance undermines confidence in EU project

EAPN highlights major lack as democratic deficit and civil engagement

06/06 – Fintan Farrell, on behalf of EAPN, spoke at S&D Group hearing on social dimension of European Monetary Union on 6th June at the European Parliament in Brussels  and presented EAPN’s 5 proposals. The event built on the position of Pervenche Beres, chair of the Employment Committee, and included interventions from Commissioner Andor, Bernadette Segol, ETUC; the ILO and EESC, and other stakeholders including EAPN.