EAPN Reaction to EU Budget Negotiations – Some light in the tunnel

Brussels, 27 November 2012 – EAPN welcomes President Barroso’s strong defense of the proposed EU Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, but also warns the amount suggested will not cover the growing needs. On the cohesion funds and the future of the European Social Fund, the only Fund investing in people rather than in infrastructures, EAPN will continue to run its campaign EU Money for Poverty Reduction Now! calling on Member States to approve  the European Commission’s proposal, the only viable solution in that regard. EAPN also advocates for an end to the austerity approach, which has proven devastating and totally counterproductive.

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EAPN Sweden translates Active Inclusion Booklet

EAPN Sweden has translated in Swedish a summary of the Active Inclusion Booklet Active Inclusion: Making It Happen, which  aims to explore the reality of the European Commission’s Active Inclusion Strategy…

  • showing progress on implementation so far,
  • highlighting good and bad practices,
  • signposting key elements to making the strategy work at national and EU levels.

Open the document here.

EAPN Greece: key facts and figures on poverty!

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. Maria Marinakou, from EAPN Greece, put together some key figures on poverty in Greece, which really helps get a clearer picture of the reality.

Poverty in Greece: key facts and figures! by Maria Marinakou, EAPN Greece.

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.