EAPN meets in Athens – The medicine is killing the patient… and democracy!

Athens, 09-10 November 2012 – In solidarity with its Greek network, EAPN held its Executive Committee in Athens, preceded by an open debate on the overall situation as well as on poverty and social exclusion. Sergio Aires, President of EAPN, and Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, both spoke on behalf on EAPN. “The imposition of such measures and their negative impact seem to be deliberate. Deliberate for what? For the promotion of precarity in these countries towards a new world order meeting the needs of increasingly large Corporations and resulting in slavery and misery for the majority of citizens for the benefit of an even wealthier minority”, said Sergio Aires.

42 NGO networks address European Council, Parliament and Commission: Play the card of partnership

07 Nov 2012 – 42 NGO networks including EAPN co-signed an open letter sent yesterday to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission on the Partnership principle, highlighting their concerns about the on-going trend towards a dilution of this partnership principle, the decrease of socio-economic and civil society stakeholder’s participation and the deletion of the Code of conduct.