Press release; Mid-term review of the Lisbon Strategy: “The balanced strategic goal set in Lisbon must be maintained”

“If the Council ignores the realities faced by the 68 million people living in poverty in the EU, the objective to combat social exclusion stated in Article 3 of the new EU Constitution is anything more than nice words”, writes Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, in an open letter sent today to the Heads of State and Government.