Social Platform | The EU does not want refugees and migrants in its backyard

19/10/2015 – Do you really know how your Heads of state want to deal with the flow of refugees and migrants coming to Europe? Once you know, will you agree with them? When our political leaders met last Thursday (16 October) they agreed “to stem the flows” of migrants, to strengthen the protection of EUs external borders, and ensure the returns of those who made it to Europe but were denied international protection.

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Latest ENARgy webzine: Migration from an anti-racism perspective

19/10/2015 – The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights. It provides in-depth analysis, grassroots experience and best practices on specific themes on a quarterly basis and acts as a policy forum. ENARgy informs readers on issues pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities.

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European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs report on role of IMF troika

12/10/2015 – This paper forms part of a series of nine studies on the role of the European Union in international economic fora, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. It provides factual background information about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as about the EU’s relations with the IMF (both in terms of the IMF’s role in the EU and the EU’s role, representation and impact in the IMF).

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OECD | Working moms – ‘having it all’ not yet a standard in Europe

30/09/2015 – 62 per cent of the employment growth before the crisis was due to increased female labour force participation (EU27: 2000-2008). However, there is still plenty of unused work and human capital potential among women. Work is a determining factor of gender equality and women’s economic independence, but also important for the entire economy. An OECD study shows that halving the gender gap in employment could lead to an additional gain of 6 per cent in the GDP by 2030.

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EPIM | October 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update

16/10/2015 – The October 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM (European Programme for Intergration and Migration) is now available online. This edition’s special focus is dedicated to analysing the legislative, political and humanitarian developments that have recently taken place concerning the EU’s so-called “refugee crisis”.

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AGE Platform | International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Start acting on the Europe 2020 poverty target!

16/10/2015 – While the UN is celebrating the international day for the eradication of poverty, and the global community has set itself the goal of ‘ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030’ in the Sustainable Development Goals, the European Union faces major challenges in meeting its own target to reduce poverty by 20 million between 2008 and 2020. For one in five Europeans over 50 living at risk of poverty, decisive action is needed.

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