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27 June 2012
Joint press release: Member States must support investment in a strong European Social Fund (ESF) if they are serious about Poverty Target / Communiqué de presse conjoint : Les Etats membres doivent s

Member States must support investment in a strong European Social Fund (ESF) if they are serious about Poverty Target


Brussels, 21 June 2012
- Today, 18 social NGOs have sent a joint letter to Prime Ministers ahead of their General Affairs Council meeting on 26th June,
urging them to back the European Commission's proposal on the Cohesion policy budget and on
the European Social Fund (ESF) for social inclusion and fighting poverty.
This proposal is vital as nearly 1 in 4 persons are already experiencing poverty and social exclusion in the EU,
a situation that demands urgent social investment.
Still, a vast majority of Prime Ministers are ready to reject this proposal, j
eopardising any potential delivery on the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target and, more widely, any kind of recovery,
and giving signs of indifference to the - more and more numerous - people living in poverty and social exclusion.....

Read the whole Joint press release in english here or in french here
Updated by Lovisa Torstensson, 27/06/2012
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