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EAPN urges EU leaders to stop their attack on Social Protection Systems

{jathumbnail}Brussels, 19 June 2012 – In advance of the Employment and Social Affairs Council (21-22 June), EAPN has written to Ministers of Social Affairs urging them to defend Social Protection and Social Welfare systems, which the austerity measures continue to undermine. Unless a new approach is found, the social, economic and health costs will be enormous and difficult to reverse.

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EAPN Estonia denounces low subsistence benefits and issues brochure on homelessness

May 2012 – Last January, EAPN Estonia released a press release calling for a rise in the subsistence benefits, still ridiculously low in Estonia — 76,70 EUR for first person (and 80 % each next family member) after accommodation costs, while the monthly food basket costs 77,58 EUR per person. Press release was picked up by most national newspapers.

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