Press Release: EAPN welcomes historic target to reduce poverty and inequality – but how will it be delivered?

Brussels, 4 March 2010 – EAPN cautiously welcomes the Commission’s proposals for the first explicit target to reduce poverty and inequality in the EU, as an interim target to eradicating poverty and social exclusion in the EU but is surprised that no recognition is made of the failure the “current growth and jobs” to deliver on poverty, exclusion and inequality and the lack of concrete proposals on how a poverty and inequality target will be delivered at EU and national level.

Press release: EAPN calls on EU Leaders to set an ambitious target for poverty reduction in ‘Europe 2020 strategy‘

Brussels, 24 February 2010 – Today, EAPN has sent a letter to President Barroso, following the informal Council held on 11 February and the recent comments made by the Commission that appear to give rise for hope that the fight against poverty and social exclusion could find a prominent place within the Europe 2020 strategy.

Press Release: European Commission’s proposal lacks a commitment to social progress

{jathumbnail}Brussels, 3 December 2009 – Ahead of the 10-11 December European Council, EAPN held a Parliamentary Hearing on Fighting Poverty and Inequality – Building Trust in the EU, hosted by MEP Prionsas de Rossa, to promote a debate on concrete proposals to ensure that the eradication of poverty and social exclusion is made a pre-requisite of the EU 2020 strategy…

Press Release: EAPN disappointed with Employment Summit conclusions

EAPN welcomes the commitment made by the Summit to put people at the centre of the recovery plans, promoting social cohesion through an integrated economic, employment and social approach. However, these principles are not delivered through the actions proposed. The 10-step solutions focus mainly on maintaining jobs at any price, without taking full account of the broader social impact of the crisis.