EAPN Spain: The People’s Legislative Initiative on mortgage (Iniciativa Legislativa Popular Hipotecaria): all political groups in the Parliament agree to discuss it

21/01 – EAPN Spain, as a leading member of the committee promoting the Popular Legislative Initiative on retroactive payment in kind, on halting evictions standstill and on the social rent – the Table of the 3rd Sector of Catalunya along with many other prominent social partners, welcomes the admission of the ILP by all parliamentary groups.

 

EAPN Spain: The People’s Legislative Initiative on mortgage (Iniciativa Legislativa Popular Hipotecaria): all political groups in the Parliament agree to discuss it

21/01 – EAPN Spain, as a leading member of the committee promoting the Popular Legislative Initiative on retroactive payment in kind, on halting evictions standstill and on the social rent – the Table of the 3rd Sector of Catalunya along with many other prominent social partners, welcomes the admission of the ILP by all parliamentary…

EAPN intervenes in Caritas Europa Event – Growing Crisis in Europe – is the EU capable of an effective response?

On 21/02 – Caritas held a significant event in the EESC showcasing the main findings and recommendations of the Caritas Europa Shadow Report on Europe 2020 strategy and the Crisis Monitoring report in Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Greece. EAPN intervened in the panel chaired by Pierre Baussand, Director of Soial Platform on how the EU can stimulate inclusive growth the European Semester, together with Egbert Holthuis, European Commission, Veronica Lope Fontagné, EPP Rapporteur on the Opinion on the AGS 2013, and Robert Urbé, Policy Coordinator, Caritas Luxembourg. A debate was held at the end of the day on whether the EU is adopting an effective response to the crisis. 

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The Social Investment Package must defend social spending!

Brussels, 15 February 2013 – The European Commission will adopt the long-awaited Social Investment Package on the 20th February. For the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), the package must provide a coherent strategy for fighting poverty, backed by EU funding, capable of achieving the poverty target. It is vital that the package includes concrete measures that defend and show the benefits of social spending and infrastructures.