‘We have to eat’: Sicily police crack down on looting

By |marec 30th, 2020|coronavirus, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, News, poverty|

Police with batons and guns have moved in to protect supermarkets on the Italian island of Sicily after reports of looting by locals who could no longer afford food.

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Children’s voice need to be heard in Europe, NGOs say

By |februar 18th, 2020|children's rights, gepolitical commission, Joining Forces, Migration, News, poverty, violence against children|

Poverty and violence are among the most dramatic threats children in Europe are facing, according to 'Joining Forces', a coalition of children's rights campaigners, but if the EU really wants to tackle them, it had better hear their voices, members of ...

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French dairy industry ranks first worldwide but farmers don’t reap the benefits

By |januar 8th, 2020|agriculture, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, dairy sector, farmers, France, milk crisis, News, poverty, precarity|

The concentration of the French dairy industry, which is at the origin of the impoverishment of milk producers, paradoxically ranks the sector above its global competitors, according to a study by France Agrimer. EURACTIV France reports.

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France’s young farmers are struggling to establish themselves

By |november 26th, 2019|access to land, agricultural subsidies, CAP, family farming, France, generational renewal, News, pension funds, poverty, precarious work, retirement of farmers, young farmers|

Between the challenge of accessing land and the cost of transferring ownership of farms, young French farmers are struggling to establish themselves as farmers. The question is, will the next generation of farmers be able to take up the baton in France...

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Human trafficking in Romania: an integrated approach needed in the era of open borders

By |november 5th, 2019|europol, human trafficking, News, poverty, prostitution, Romania, Schengen|

Trafficking of human beings is by definition a transnational crime and can only be tackled through more integrated and supranational structuresр write Elena Petrescu and Yannis Karamitsios.

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French government institute welcomes idea of a CAP supporting farmers’ jobs

By |oktober 24th, 2019|CAP, CAP reform, Common Agicultural Policy, employment, France, France Strategie, future of jobs, News, poverty|

In a report presented in Paris on 23 October, the government institution France Stratégie proposed to support employment in the agricultural sector rather than the amount of cultivated land. But for this to become reality, a complete overhaul of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy is needed. EURACTIV France reports.

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South-East Europe needs zero-priced capital to boost growth

By |november 14th, 2018|cohesion funds, emigration, EU enlargement, News, poverty, Western Balkans|

The region of former Yugoslavia and Albania has long ago been swallowed up by the EU. Yet, it is doomed to permanent marginalisation unless the EU does not open its structural and cohesion funds, or provide other source of zero-priced capital, writes Dušan Reljić.  

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Secure a social Triple A by making the Social Pillar a reality

By |oktober 17th, 2018|European pillar of social rights, News, poverty, social europe|

Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.

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Rising inequality calls for a new social contract

By |september 25th, 2018|generation Y, News, pensions reform, poverty, social exclusion, youth strategy, youth unemployment|

The gap between rich and poor in Europe has increased compared to thirty years ago, affecting young cohorts in particular. Yet the social protection systems currently in place across European countries were designed during the past century and are no l...

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An EU budget to protect people in poverty or our defence and security industries?

By |junij 27th, 2018|Cohesion Fund (CF), European social pillar, MFF, Minimum wage, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, poverty, social inclusion|

We need an EU budget that protects people instead of investing in borders and defence industries, argue Leo Williams and Vito Telesca.

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