European Council/europe 2020 : Targets for Poverty and Education Put off until June
The targets for poverty and education have vanished. On 26 March, the heads of state and government unanimously adopted the five headline targets of the Europe 2020' strategy for growth and employment found in the European Commission's communication of 3 March, but they simply deleted the targets for reducing poverty and early school leaving, in order to "fine-tune the appropriate indicators". At their meeting, the member states called for details on how competences and measurement tools would be shared. Although they agreed to tackle these two points at the next Council, on 17 June, France has already said it plans to present a Franco-German position on poverty in the coming weeks. …
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Publication information: Article title: European Council/europe 2020 : Targets for Poverty and Education Put off until June. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: European Social Policy. Publication date: April 12, 2010. Page number: 269948. © 2009 Europolitics. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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