Trade unions and anti-poverty campaigners demand alternative economic policy for EU

{jathumbnail}Brussels, 29 February 2012 – On the eve of the European Council on 1-2 March 2012, the European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) call on European governments and EU institutions to focus on addressing inequality and promoting inclusive growth rather than slashing public services, social security systems and commit to the delivery of Europe 2020 targets.


EAPN calls on President Barroso to demonstrate that solidarity with people and not markets is the basis for the financial aid packages

{jathumbnail}Brussels,  22  February  2012 – In the wake of the new “bail out’’ package for Greece by the “Troika’’, EAPN has sent a letter to President Barroso, copied to the Heads of the IMF and ECB, setting out 5 key actions, consistent with the agreed Europe 2020 strategy, that should be taken in all countries in receipt of such economic support. 

EAPN Response to the AGS and the Draft Employment Report

{jathumbnail}Last week, EAPN sent its response to the Annual Growth Survey and Draft Employment Report to the Employment Committee and Social Protection Committee (EMCO and SPC), prior to their discussions on their opinion on the AGS, urging for a more coherent approach to implementing the poverty target, in the light of the dominant focus on austerity measures and fiscal consolidation and concrete proposals to deliver on the new social priority 4 in the AGS.