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Social dialogue and citizens’ wellbeing should be Europe 2020 objectives

Measures for combating poverty and social exclusion, the creation of quality jobs and realistic solutions for youth unemployment were some of the main topics discussed at the conference Europe 2020 – Paths for Reinventing Europe’s Future, held by the European … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Happiness

On the 10th of June 2014 a very rich debate has taken place at the EESC about wanting to be rich or poor, or wanting to have a house or not. The members at the meeting looked at questions concerning … Continue reading

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Postponing once more

Postponing until 2015 Facts for nature The last decennia we could see a growing amount of deforestation and forest degradation, through agricultural expansion, conversion to pastureland, infrastructure development, to grow more economical productive goods not for healthy consumption but for … Continue reading

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European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment

European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment: focus must now shift to delivery 15/03/2012 The European Commission adopted a report on the implementation and results of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010. The report … Continue reading

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Ageing and Solidarity between generations

Today Europe is like other continents confronted with the ageing population. Facing the problem of an intense growing older and non-working population the European Commission called for a year of reflection on this problem and instigated the “2012 – European … Continue reading

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1985-2012 Poverty in Europe

From bad to worse The number of poor people in Europe had increased from 38 million in 1975 to 44 million in 1985. {Interim report on the 2° European Poverty Programme – EU Commission 1989} But soon this figure went … Continue reading

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