Commission proposal promises sustainability but continues funding contradictory policies! | Joint PR

Budapest, Brussels, Prague – Yesterday the European Commission published its proposal for the next EU budget after 2020, the Multiannual Financial Framework. Civil society organisations within the People’s Budget campaign [1] call on Member States to translate the Commission’s pitch into the bold proposal that Europe needs for a brighter future.  The Commission’s proposed framework for…

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Energy poverty project – Together4energy – kicks off today!

Fighting fuel poverty addressing energy and social issues Together4Energy project (engaging social and energy actors in the creation of an innovative European network of Vulnerable Consumers Energy Advisors) press release: EAPN, in partnership with 10 other organisations from 6 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium and Finland), and working with members of our…

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EAPN welcomes the good intentions behind the European Pillar of Social Rights – but is it enough to save Social Europe?

Yesterday (the 26th April 2017), the European Commission launched the long-awaited package on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes the adoption of the Communication and the Social Pillar package as an important demonstration of a will to deliver on President Juncker’s promise of the “Social Triple A”, at a time when Europe faces…

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Signs of change towards a Social Europe? | Annual Growth Survey 2017

Brussels, 18 November 2016. On 16 November, the European Commission adopted the Autumn Package presenting the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2017, with the Press Release title: ‘Working on a stronger and more inclusive economic recovery’. EAPN cautiously welcomes some messages and actions highlighted in the AGS 2017 and Autumn Package which highlight the intention to promote…

In defense of a Europe built on protecting fundamental rights for all | Final Declaration of the 2016 EAPN General Assembly

The European Anti-Poverty Network, (EAPN), the largest European network of anti-poverty organizations across 31 countries, held its General Assembly on October 29 in Bruges. The EAPN General Assembly met while Europe is in a critical situation. Some of its features are the post-BREXIT; the humanitarian crisis suffered by people arriving in Europe; the accelerated deterioration…

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“Better Europe” needs a transformative, social and economic agenda | Letter to President Juncker urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey for 2017

On October 11,  The European Anti-Poverty Network wrote a letter to President Juncker, urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) for 2017, due to be launched in November. EAPN has actively engaged with its members in the European Semester at national and EU level since 2010, in order to get…

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Last Chance for Social Europe? EAPN Statement on European Pillar of Social Rights

On 8 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on their proposals for a European Pillar of Social Rights. Today (27 September), after consultation with its members, EAPN launches its position paper on the Social Pillar and its response to the Commission’s consultation. EAPN welcomed the proposal of a European Pillar of Social…