Brussels, 20 March 2009 – The conclusions from the Spring Council in Brussels on 19 and 20 March do not deliver on the expectations of an integrated strategy for social cohesion, with concrete short-term and long-term proposals against the social impact of the crisis.
Brussels, 9 March 2009 – Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) on 9-10 March 2009, EAPN has written to the Ministers regarding the impact of the crisis on people in poverty and anti poverty organisations.
Press release: EAPN puts forward 10 Demands on social cohesion and the fight against poverty for the next European Parliament
Brussels, 23 February 2009 – With 79 million people in the EU facing poverty, with growing inequalities within and outside the EU, EAPN is calling on the future MEPs to seriously commit to the fight against poverty and to the achievement of greater social cohesion.
Press release: Active Inclusion could be a powerful symbol to show that the EU has a real social dimension
Brussels, 19 December 2008 – For EAPN the next 100 days will be vital to see if Active Inclusion will be a real driver of the EU and Member Sates policies or if it will be seen as a technical exercise of concern only to specialists.
Press release – Commission’s Economic recovery package: Too much ‘business as usual’ and not enough focus on solidarity and social justice
Brussels, 27 November 2008 – For EAPN the current “Growth and Jobs” focus has clearly failed to reduce poverty and social exclusion, even in times of boom, so how are we supposed to trust that more of the same will help us in times of crisis?
Press release: Not only banks need financial backing: Policies to tackle poverty and social exclusion do too!
Brussels, 15 October 2008 – At the opening today in Marseilles of the Round table on poverty and social exclusion where the key item for discussion is the active Inclusion strategy for the people furthest from the labour market, EAPN warns: If the EU leaders are serious about this Active Inclusion agenda they must commit to invest in policies to tackle poverty and social exclusion.
Press release: EU 2010 Year against poverty and social exclusion: EAPN puts forward concrete proposals in order to ensure a lasting legacy capable of delivering a decent life for all
Brussels, 30 September 2008 – The EU 2010 Year for combating poverty and social exclusion must be a catalyst to step up a gear in the fight against poverty and to ensure a decent life for all. This is the main message that came out of the EAPN’s General Assembly (25-27 September, Bulgaria)…
Brussels, 16 September 2008 – According to EAPN, there is room for progress in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Revised Social Package, but the fact that the proposals to address poverty lie buried in the overall package calls into question the political commitment there is to make progress on these essential issues.
Press release: “Some steps forward but insufficient to address the current social realities”: EAPN responds to the Commission’s Revised Social Agenda
Brussels, 3 July 2008 – EAPN is concerned that the package of measures proposed are insufficiently coherent to impact on the current levels of poverty and exclusion in the EU.
Press release: People in poverty shouldn’t have to choose between heating and eating!: EAPN, CECODHAS and EPSU urge the Parliament to take urgent action against Energy Poverty
Brussels, 17 June 2008 – Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote in its plenary session in Strasbourg on amendments to the Energy Package. EAPN, CECODHAS and EPSU fully support the important amendments which are being put forward pressing for EU definition and national action plans on Energy Poverty…