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2015 | 8 | nr 2 | 114--129
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The Fight Against Poverty in the European Union - Expectations versus Reality

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One of the current ambitions of European Union (EU) policy is to reduce poverty in all Member States (MS). Over the last few years the EU and its MS have made a series of important decisions that imply stronger economic coordination in the EU as a whole and put stronger emphasis on social aspects. The aim of the research was to discuss effectiveness of the current European policy in the field of poverty and social exclusion on a basis of statistics concerning mentioned phenomena. The paper explains the most important notions, describes the attitude toward social protection common in the EU and presents documents concerning the fight against poverty. Then it juxtaposes those issues with data and questions the efficiency of the EU policy. (original abstract)
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