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Elderly woman with a dog in countryside 14/10/2015

Why older women are much more exposed to the risk of poverty than older men

Europe is ageing. More than 130 million people in the European Union, or about a quarter of the total population, receive a pension. By and large, the national pension systems make sure that older citizens receive a stable income after the end of their working life and are not threatened by poverty. In fact, the risk of being poor in the EU is lower among the elderly above age 65 as compared to the population below age 65.

Woman using a stethoscope on a piggy bank 02/09/2015

Persistent poverty in the EU: time matters!

While more and more people experience poverty at some point in their life, a short-lived experience is certainly different in nature than long-term poverty.

Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived 10/03/2014

Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States valuable support in their efforts to help Europe's most vulnerable people, who have been worst affected by the on-going economic and social crisis.

Council of Europe and European Commission to support local authorities' Roma inclusion actions 25/02/2014

Council of Europe and European Commission to support local authorities' Roma inclusion actions

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor announced today plans to reinforce local authorities' efforts to overcome inequalities between Roma and non-Roma citizens in their municipalities.

Roma boy 09/12/2013

First ever EU legal instrument for Roma inclusion adopted

All 28 EU countries today committed to implementing a set of recommendations, proposed by the European Commission, to step up the economic and social integration of Roma communities.

Teacher helping student with car engine 30/10/2013

Social Agenda – Innovation is also valid for employment and social policy

Innovation can help promote inclusive growth, fight against poverty, ensure a successful transition to a green economy and implement the youth guarantee, says the November issue of Social Agenda.

Roma: Commission calls on Member States to step up efforts on integration 26/06/2013

Roma: Commission calls on Member States to step up efforts on integration

The European Commission has called on Member States to deliver on their commitments to ensure equality and to do more to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma.

Roma children 08/04/2013

International Roma Day: Commission calls for decisive action to further Roma integration

On International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe.

How Norway promotes good living conditions for children and youth 16/01/2013

How Norway promotes good living conditions for children and youth

Tackling child poverty has been high on the Norwegian political agenda for over a decade.

A man playing saxophone on the street 24/10/2012

Commission proposes new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

The European Commission has proposed to set up a Fund to help the most deprived persons in the EU.


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