EAPN Ireland: Irish Forum to Review MEPs’ Work Urgently Needed, Say Anti-Poverty Campaigners

On the first day of term for Ireland’s newly elected MEPs (Tuesday 14th July), Dóchas and the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland have come together to urgently call for an Irish forum that will allow MEPs to engage with voters, groups and individuals, so that they can account for how they are living up to their election promises and commitments.


EAPN presents President Barroso and EP parliamentary leaders its contribution towards the debate on the shape of the EU post 2010 strategy

{jathumbnail}On July 10th, EAPN wrote to President Barroso regarding the new Commission’s work programme and strategic priorities he will be presenting on 14-16th of July to the new Parliament opening session. EAPN highlights how the current growth and competition focus of the Lisbon Strategy has not managed to reduce the gap between rich and poor, with 79 million people still facing poverty.