New Council Presidency: Dutch MEPs share expectations ahead of debate

20/01/2016 – MEPs debated the priorities of the Dutch Council Presidency with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The presidency’s main objectives are focussing on essentials and growth while connecting with civil society. In December, ahead of the Dutch presidency, Dutch MEPs were asked across the political spectrum about their expectations.

EAPN’s input to DG Energy on Energy Poverty

14/01/2016 – EAPN responded to DG Energy’s Vulnerable consumer’s group questionnaire on Energy Poverty building on the contributions from EAPN members who are part of the EAPN Energy Poverty cluster. The questionnaire focuses on three key energy poverty related issues: The concept of energy poverty, Indicators to measure energy povertyand Measures to tackle energy poverty.…

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Semester Alliance | Delivery gap remains on a democratic, social and sustainable Europe

SEMESTER ALLIANCE ISSUES ITS JOINT POSITION ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS 2015  17/12/2015 – Ahead of the EU Council endorsement of the 2015 Country-Specific Recommendations, the EU Semester Alliance addressed 7 key messages on the political substance and the democratic governance of the CSR process to Heads of State and top EU officials. In their response, the…

Maximising the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds to the Commission’s priorities

14/12/2015 – Today, the Commission adopted a Communication on the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) to the EU’s growth strategy, the Investment Plan and the Commission’s priorities over the next decade. The report also includes the outcomes of the negotiations with all the Member States on Partnership Agreements and programmes…