EAPN Ireland: Any Proposed Cuts to Social Welfare Must be Poverty Proofed

Responding to Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin’s announcement that there will definitely be cuts to social welfare and child benefit, Anna Visser, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland, has called for a rigorous and transparent application of the Department’s own Poverty Impact Assessment procedure, so that the true impact of cuts…

EAPN presents President Barroso and EP parliamentary leaders its contribution towards the debate on the shape of the EU post 2010 strategy

{jathumbnail}On July 10th, EAPN wrote to President Barroso regarding the new Commission’s work programme and strategic priorities he will be presenting on 14-16th of July to the new Parliament opening session. EAPN highlights how the current growth and competition focus of the Lisbon Strategy has not managed to reduce the gap between rich and poor,…