POVERTY-SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN THE EU

 

En 2017, 112,9 millions persons (or 22,5% of the EU  population) were at risk of  poverty or social exclusion. This means persons were affected by at least one of the following three conditions : risk of poverty after social transfers ( income poverty), severe material deprivation or living in households with very low working intensity.

THE BATTLE FOR EUROPE

Source Deutsche Bank Research

Austria

  • FPÖ- Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (EFN)
  • Current EP Seats (latest national polls) : 4 of 18 (24%)
  • Core political positions on EU(ro), national sovereignty, migration : Reform of EU and euro, more sovereignty for nation state, pro referenda, restrictive immigration/asylum policy.

France

REPRESENTANTS D’INTERÊTS- FRANCE

 Définition

- Une personne morale (entreprise, qu’elle soit publique ou privée, cabinet d’avocats, société de conseil, syndicat, association, fondation…) ; ou une personne physique, qui exerce une activité professionnelle à titre individuel, par exemple un consultant ou un avocat indépendant.

- Dont un dirigeant, un employé ou un membre exerce des actions de représentation d’intérêts et prend l’initiative de contacter un responsable public pour influer sur une décision publique.

PM VIKTOR ORBAN’S VISION OF EUROPE AND OF DEMOCRACY

Source: VoxEurop

With next May’s European elections approaching, the Hungarian Prime Minister is seemingly intent on presenting himself as the leader of Europe’s populist and nationalist right.

“In addition to its economic growth and all its specificities, Central Europe is a region which also has a special culture. It is different from Western Europe. In order that Central Europe can occupy the place in Europe that it deserves, it is worth clarifying a few tenets.

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE- MANIFESTO FOR THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

1. Enhance older persons’ rights through combating ageism and age discrimination and put pressure on your government to:

THE AGEING OF EUROPE

The ageing of Europe, also known as the greying of Europe, is a demographic phenomenon in Europe characterised by a decrease in fertility, a decrease in mortality rate, and a higher life expectancy among European populations. Low birth rates and higher life expectancy contribute to the transformation of Europe's population pyramid shape. The most significant change is the transition towards a much older population structure, resulting in a decrease in the proportion of the working age while the number of the retired population increases.

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

AGE Platform Europe is a European network of non-profit organisations of and for people aged 50+, which aims to voice and promote the interests of the 200 million citizens aged 50+ in the European Union (Eurostat, 2018) and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them most. 

EP ELECTIONS 2019: FOUR SCENARIOS

Author: Tobias Gerhard Schminke, Founder of Europe Elects and Leader of the Europe Elects team.  

Scenario 1: The national parties remain in their European Parliament groups

In the past, national parties have announced multiple times that they are willing to form new groups in the European Parliament. And multiple times they have failed.

EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND RUSSIA

 Source: ECFR

Hardcore anti-Western parties (30 parties)

Most Ranking

ABOUT PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

‘Parliamentary diplomacy’ concerns  the full range of international activities undertaken by parliamentarians in order to increase mutual understanding between countries, to assist each other in improving the control of governments and the representation of a people and to increase the democratic legitimacy of inter-governmental institutions.

Various activities may fall under ‘parliamentary diplomacy’. It may include:

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