Fighting poverty

Economy & Jobs 23-11-2017

Cash and non-cash assistance in humanitarian aid and development

Some 125 million people worldwide are currently dependent on emergency aid as a consequence of war, instability, inequality and natural disasters.
Economy & Jobs 21-06-2017

Fighting poverty across Europe: What’s next for FEAD?

More than 120 million people in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth aimed to bring at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020.
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EU unemployment hits peak ‘not seen in 20 years’, commission says

After five years of economic crisis and the return of a recession in 2012, unemployment is hitting peaks not seen for almost 20 years, according to a report by the European Commission published yesterday (8 January), which showed growing disparity between North and South Europe.
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Economy & Jobs 06-12-2012

EU promotes ‘youth guarantee’ scheme for the unemployed

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a proposal aimed at tackling youth unemployment across Europe. The new package includes the so-called "Youth guarantee". It is a tool that hopes to ensure that all youth under 25 receive a quality job, internship or education offer within four months of finishing school or becoming unemployed.
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Economy & Jobs 23-08-2012

EU welcomes French Roma plans, but wants quick action

The European commission on Thursday welcomed France's plans to open its labour market to Roma migrants, most of them from Romania or Bulgaria. The French government also agreed on scrapping the current tax employers have to pay to hire nationals from the two countries. This tax can be as high as 1800 euros per worker. Brussels urged the French authorities to lift the existing working restrictions as soon as possible.