First Meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

As part of its policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, EAPN organises on Monday, 22nd of October the first meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC).  The main objectives of the meeting are: Share the project results and raise awareness on the project activities; Discuss the state of the art on legislation and policies impacting on energy…

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Seminar hosted in the European Parliament: Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe?

The event Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe? is jointly hosted by the European Anti-Poverty Network with Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (MEP, S&D). The seminar aims to review how well the European Semester and Europe 2020 is working in terms of its delivery on social rights, poverty and participation and to debate what changes…

Budget 2017 must make good on Government promises to deliver a fair society

The Community Platform, an alliance of 29 national organisations, (including EAPN Ireland)  is calling for a Budget 2017 to reflect the promise in the Programme for Government to deliver a fair society so that communities thrive through concrete measures and longer-term strategies to address inequality and poverty. The Platform has outlined Four tests for the…

MEPs split over achievements of the EU’s multi-billion euro investment plan

08/06/2016 – One year on from its launch, MEPs voiced sharply divided verdicts on the progress of the €315 billion investment plan for Europe, or “Juncker plan”, in Wednesday’s debate with EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. While the EPP and S&D broadly welcomed the work of the “European Fund for Strategic Investment” (EFSI) and the…