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ESPN Flash Report 2017/76 - Portugal - Implementing the new Portuguese Homelessness Strategy: on the right track?  (2018)

ESPN Flash Report 2017/75 - Malta - New social measure initiatives in Malta’s 2018 Budget  (2018)

ESPN Flash Report 2017/74 - Luxembourg - The public pension fund invests in affordable rented housing in Luxembourg  (2018)

ESPN Flash Report 2017/73 - Germany - Germany: Reform of care education to tackle the overall shortage of care professionals  (2018)

ESPN Flash Report 2018/01 - Finland: New forms of unemployment protection for the self-employed  (2018)
On 15 December 2016, an expert group nominated by the Minister of Labour delivered its proposal for a new “combinatory unemployment insurance” (yhdistelmävakuutus) which should enable people who are both self-employed and in paid labour or moving between these two statuses to be insured. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is currently preparing the bill.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/02 - Finland: The government’s social and healthcare reform is facing problems  (2018)
The Finnish government’s proposed largest ever social and healthcare reform (SOTE) is facing problems in Parliament and is being undermined in advance by municipalities outsourcing their services to private providers. The reform proposes 18 new administrative domains (counties) which will be responsible for SOTE-services previously run by the municipalities.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/09 - Hungary - Pensioner cooperatives combine work and retirement in Hungary  (2018)
To keep more pensioners economically active and fill shortages in the labour market, a special type of cooperative, the “pensioner cooperative” (nyugdíjas szövetkezet), was introduced in Hungary in July 2017. Members can receive both income from work and old-age pension benefits, and benefit from preferential taxation.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/10 - Ireland - New action plan for jobless households in Ireland  (2018)
In a context of a high proportion of people living in jobless households, among the highest in the European Union (especially for children living in these households), Ireland introduced a multifaceted plan to address joblessness among households in September 2017.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/11 - UK - UK introduces new income threshold for free school meals  (2018)
Free school meals are a key element of the benefit package in the UK for households with children. Eligibility after aged 8 is based on receipt of a means-tested benefit. With these benefits being replaced by Universal Credit it was hoped that more children would be eligible. But the government is being criticised for announcing a new earnings threshold which will reduce the numbers benefiting and create a new poverty trap.

ESPN Flash Report 2018/05 - Estonia - Changes to Estonian subsistence benefit system make it more flexible and motivate working  (2018)
In January 2018, to better help persons in need and at the same time motivate them to accept employment, the subsistence benefit system was made more flexible, while the needs-based family benefit was abolished.