EAPN Ireland – European Parliament Activities

Throughout May, EAPN Ireland will facilitate a series of constituency hustings across Ireland.  All candidates have been invited to participate in the meetings, which will provide a forum for people who experience poverty and social exclusion to engage with European politics and potential policymakers.  Each constituency meeting will be preceded by a ‘European training’ on…


EAPN responds to the EC consultation on Access to a Basic Bank Account

On 6th April, EAPN responded to the European Commission’s consultation on financial inclusion and access to a basic bank account. Stressing that time has come to “restore citizens’ confidence in the EU’s financial agenda….by putting the internal market at the service of public good”, EAPN calls on the European Commission to propose a Directive on Access to a Basic Bank Account. The latter should cover a number of key services and be accompanied by accessible, affordable, quality services.  Read EAPN’s full response.