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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.

Roma children 23/05/2012

European Commission calls on Member States to implement national plans for Roma integration

The European Commission has called on EU Member States, in a report, to implement their national strategies to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma.

European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment: focus must now shift to delivery 15/03/2012

European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment: focus must now shift to delivery

The European Commission adopted a report on the implementation and results of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010.

The Hunt is on for Europe’s Local Digital Champions 15/02/2012

The Hunt is on for Europe’s Local Digital Champions

E-inclusion awards 2012 now open for entries.

The First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Are we reaching our targets? 21/10/2011

The First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Are we reaching our targets?

The Convention, that took place in Krakow (Poland) on 17-18 October was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Polish presidency.

New amendments on the table to overcome deadlock on Food for the Deprived scheme 03/10/2011

New amendments on the table to overcome deadlock on Food for the Deprived scheme

The EU Aid for the Needy scheme, which provides food for as many as 18 million of the EU's most deprived citizens, faces a drastic cut in spending next year following a Court ruling in April.

Roma girl on a corn field 05/04/2011

Commission calls on EU countries to set national strategies for Roma integration

The European Commission is putting forward a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, which will help guide national Roma policies and mobilise funds available at EU level to support inclusion efforts.

Dentist office 04/02/2011

In-work poverty and labour market segmentation in the EU

In-work poverty and labour market segmentation need to be taken into account more strongly in the EU’s strategy to tackle poverty and social exclusion in the future.

 Old woman © Reporters 27/01/2011

The Measurement of Extreme Poverty in the EU

One of the objectives of the Strategy Europe 2020 is to reduce by 20 million the number of poor people in the European Union within the next decade.

Budapest 04/01/2011

Hungary at the head of the EU

Hungary followed on from Spain and Belgium to become head of the Council of the European Union on 1 January 2011.


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