EAPN responds to the EC consultation on Access to a Basic Bank Account

On 6th April, EAPN responded to the European Commission’s consultation on financial inclusion and access to a basic bank account. Stressing that time has come to “restore citizens’ confidence in the EU’s financial agenda….by putting the internal market at the service of public good”, EAPN calls on the European Commission to propose a Directive on Access to a Basic Bank Account. The latter should cover a number of key services and be accompanied by accessible, affordable, quality services.  Read EAPN’s full response.

EAPN’s Press Release: Spring Council fails to give an integrated social response to the crisis!

On 20 March, EAPN published a press release following the Conclusions from the Spring Council (19/20 March). For EAPN, these conclusions represent a disappointing narrowing of the focus of the EU economic recovery packages – prioritising financial regulation, employment and new investment rather than an integrated strategy to tackle the social impact of the crisis.…