EAPN Ireland has made a press release calling on the Irish Government to back the Commission’s proposed poverty target. EAPN Finland has had meetings with key government officials. EAPN Netherlands decided to be in touch directly with the different political parties and have written to deputies in the Christian Democratic Party [CDA], the Christian Union party as well as to the heads of the other party’s. At time of writing we are also aware of actions from the Networks in Sweden, Italy, Portugal, UK, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark and Austria. Hopefully the combined efforts will lead to positive results in the conclusions reached at the Spring Council (25-26 March).