The situation is serious and several european associations feared " a wave of poverty, without precedent, made worse by the epidemic of Covid-19 ". Also, thirty of these organizations have decided, Wednesday, to claim from the european Union an increase of the " means dedicated to the fight against poverty and food aid ", in the next common budget in order to be able to cope with the current situation that threatens to persist. In France, the text was signed by the Red Cross, the Restos du cœur, the French Federation of food banks, or the Secours populaire. He calls Brussels to reinforce the Fund for european aid to the most deprived (FEAD) and to increase the means of combating poverty in the european budget 2021-2027.
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the consideration of The next budget and the stimulus package of 750 billion euros, presented by the european Commission on 27 may, are on the agenda of the european council of Friday, which meets by videoconference. "The needs, already significant today, will be growing in the weeks and months to come, because the economic and social crisis promises to be long and could lead to explosive situations ", to prevent the associations.
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" millions Of Europeans could switch, probably permanently, in insecurity and poverty. They must not be left on the side of the road ", they add. According to the four French associations signatories of the appeal, " the 87 million Europeans are already living under the poverty line ".