EAPN participates in EPEE EU Conference on Fuel Poverty

On 8 October, Ludo Horemans participated in the EPEE EU Conference on fuel poverty  organised by EPEE (European Fuel Poverty and Efficiency) Consortium funded by the Energy Intelligent Europe Programme. He highlighted the importance to tackle the growing problem of fuel poverty by an integrated approach embrassing the issues of an adequate minimum income, the high level of energy prices and the promotion of energy efficiency.

EAPN publishes a comparative table of minimum income schemes in the EU

EAPN has published on its Minimum Income Campaign website a comparative table of minimum income schemes throughout the EU (plus Norway and Iceland). 3 Member States currently do not have Minimum Income schemes in place (Greece, Italy, Hungary). The same is also true for Norway. Even where schemes exist, there are serious flaws with the accessibility and the adequacy of these schemes.

EAPN, FEANTSA and CECODHAS support EC amendment proposal of ERDF Regulation for marginalised communities

On 8 September, EAPN, FEANTSA and CECODHAS sent a common letter to the Swedish Presidency and to the Rapporteur MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij to support the European Commission’s proposal to amend the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regulation regarding the eligibility of housing interventions for marginalised communities, in order to improve their housing conditions.