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9 out of 10 Europeans want urgent action on poverty 27/10/2009

9 out of 10 Europeans want urgent action on poverty

73% of Europeans consider poverty to be a widespread problem in their country while 89% want urgent action by their government to tackle the problem.

Statement by Commissioner Vladimír Špidla on the International Day Against Poverty 15/10/2009

Statement by Commissioner Vladimír Špidla on the International Day Against Poverty

Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, I would like to reiterate the European Commission's commitment to tackling poverty and social exclusion across the European Union and beyond.

Statement by Commissioner Vladimír Špidla on the 8th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty 18/05/2009

Statement by Commissioner Vladimír Špidla on the 8th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty

This meeting is essential in giving a voice to those who we usually hear all too little: those experiencing poverty.

Financial inclusion: Commission launches public consultation on ensuring access to a basic bank account 06/02/2009

Financial inclusion: Commission launches public consultation on ensuring access to a basic bank account

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on "Financial inclusion: Ensuring access to a basic bank account".

broken piggy bank 16/10/2008

Eradicating poverty: the 2010 European Year

On the eve of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, ministers from around the EU held a high-level meeting dedicated to fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion.

lady with child begging 03/10/2008

EU boosts national efforts to fight poverty and social exclusion

The European Commission on October 3 2008, put forward a set of common principles to help guide EU countries in their strategies to tackle poverty.

Man in bank 28/05/2008

New EU study lifts lid on financial exclusion

Millions of Europeans face an increased risk of social exclusion through lack of access to basic financial services, according to a new study presented by the European Commission on 28th May 2008.

16/05/2008

EU listens to people experiencing poverty to help improve their lives

Around 200 Europeans on the front line of the battle against social exclusion will today meet EU and national policy makers in Brussels for a direct dialogue.

25/02/2008

Child Poverty and Well-Being in the EU

A new report on Child Poverty and Well-Being was adopted by the Social Protection Committee on 17 January 2008.


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