The Europe 2020 Strategy is supposed to be a balanced economic, social and environmental plan for 2010-2010. However Ireland has also agreed to EU budget rules and since 2010 these priorities have dominated with terrible social consequences including a dramatic rise in poverty. This Briefing provides a simple explanation of Europe 2020 and the wider European Semester process which includes the budget rules. With a better understanding and wider engagement with the process it is hoped to bring about an essential change of direction.
- Response to the publication of the CSO poverty figures (SILC) for 2015
- Community Platform Press Statement: Six principles for an inclusive, equal and effective health policy
- Response to CSO poverty figures issued today
- Better Europe Alliance Press Release in advance of meeting with Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs