People before Trade | EAPN’s position on TTIP and other related free-trade agreements

This paper outlines, in brief, the position of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other related free-trade agreements. It tries to point out the potential consequences of these agreements, in their current form, on poverty and social exclusion in European countries. The basis for this input is…

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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 and the key challenges per country.

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…

One in four children at risk of poverty in Europe

24/11/2015 – More than one in four children in Europe are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, which will have repercussions for them throughout life. On Tuesday 24 November MEPs adopted a resolution urging EU countries to boost their efforts to combat child poverty and social inequalities. The text was adopted with 569 in favour, 77 against and 49 abstentions. Check out our map for the latest statistics on child poverty.