Since 22 October, EAPN and its national members have written to EP members to support a Parliamentary Declaration (0056/2009) which calls on Member States and the Commission to defend social rights in the crisis.
The Declaration includes
A demand for defence of social protection and social rights,
A general social impact assessment of the crisis and
Action related to social conditionality in the bail-out plans of Central and Eastern European Countries – making specific requirements in the loans made by the IMF and the Commission to these countries.
The declaration will need to be signed by half the MEPs during plenary sessions for the EP to be able to call on the Commission to take further action. Read EAPN’s letter, EAPN Spain’s, EAPN Belgium’s (French version) and EAPN Ireland’s.
For further information, please contact Sian.Jones@eapn.eu.