Press release: EAPN calls on the Council to step up a gear in the fight against poverty

In a letter sent to EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) calls on the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council due to take place on 22 February, to give a real meaning to the 2006 Spring Council conclusions that “the Lisbon Strategy is at the service of social cohesion”.

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EAPN response to the Annual Progress Report and the Draft Joint Employment Report

In this paper EAPN provides a brief assessment of how far the new Annual Progress Report and the Draft Joint Employment Report have acted on its concerns. By doing a joint reading of these two reports EAPN wants also to check the consistency between the Employment focused orientations and the general Lisbon political framework they are embedded in.

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