The analysis of EAPN members from across the EU is that Europe 2020’s poverty target will not be met with current approach. There are now 2 million more people in poverty since the target was set in 2010. To move in the right direction the EU and Member States must go beyond austerity to social investment and inclusive growth.
Archive for July, 2012
An EU Worth Defending – EAPN analysis of National Reform Programmes and National Social Reports 2012July 2012
Anti-Poverty group meets with Trioka to highlight that the Government needs to make choices other than those which are leading to an increase in povertyJuly 2012
9th July 2012: In their meeting with the troika partners today members of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland highlighted that the Irish Government has choices and that there is another way than the current austerity approach which is resulting in increased poverty and inequality and will have a long term negative impact both on […]
Members of EAPN Ireland meet the Troika to highlight that the current policies are leading to poverty, inequality and longer term social costs but that the Government has choices to instead develop a more progressive taxation system which includes a focus on taxation on wealth and provide social investment which would have a positive social and economic impact.