18/11/2015 – The article “Europe 2020 and the Fight against Poverty: Beyond Competence Clash, Towards “Hybrid” Governance Solutions?” by Matteo Jessoula, published online in Social Policy & Administration, issue 4/2015, summarizes the findings of the WP4 I coordinated within the reserach project COPE-Combating Poverty In Europe.Details
18/11/2015 – Today the Commission has launched a public consultation on how to improve work-life balance and reduce obstacles to women’s participation in the labour market. This consultation follows the recent withdrawal of the Commission’s 2008 proposal to amend the Maternity Leave Directive. The Commission has committed to replacing the withdrawn proposal with a ‘new start’ initiative in its Work Programme for 2016.Details
19/11/2015 – The SOPHIE research project has realeased its conclusions. Funded from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, the project aims to generate new evidence on the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and to develop innovative methodologies for the evaluation of these policies in Europe.Details
23/11/2015, Euractiv – Member states have firmly rejected British demands to limit EU citizens’ rights to social benefits when working in the UK, saying this would be discriminatory.Details
25/11/2015 – Eurochild welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution Reducing inequalities with a special focus on child poverty by rapporteur Inês Cristina Zuber. The resolution, adopted today by large majority is the formal endorsement of the 2013 European Commission Recommendation Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage. This is the first EP resolution specifically on child poverty since 2008.Details
25/11/2015 – Anti- poverty campaigners have welcomed the UK Government’s decision not to implement the proposed changes to the threshold and taper for tax credits. However, there remains concern that there is still £12bn of cuts being made to the welfare budget and it is unclear how these will actually be made.
25/11/2015 – Anti- poverty campaigners have welcomed the UK Government’s decision not to implement the proposed changes to the threshold and taper for tax credits. However, there remains concern that there is still £12bn of cuts being made to the welfare budget and it is unclear how these will actually be made.Details
25/11/2015, Brussels – A coalition of eurozone campaigners, civil society organisations and economists is today calling on the European Central Bank (ECB) to radically change its approach to the current Quantitative Easing (QE) programme. In other words, the money created currently going to the financial sector which caused the crisis, should be used to help everyday people and contributes to a sustainable recovery.Details
26/11/2015 – The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland today called on all parties standing in the next election to commit to awell-funded programme to end povertyin their manifestos.