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News 2011

Europa News December 2011

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[21. 12. 2011] The AGF newsletter "Europa News" of december is out now. In the newsletter you can find news about family matters on the European level. It is published at the end of each month, this time it is published exceptionally earlier. We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.

... more on "Europa News December 2011"

 
 

Family Organisations meet Federal Minister Dr. Schröder

Dr. Kristina Schröder

[13. 12. 2011] Yesterday, the geman family organizations and Federal Minister Dr. Schröder came together to have an intense and open minded conversation.

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Documentation of backround talk on reduced VAT

Backround talk on reduced VAT

[12. 12. 2011] The AGF and the COFACE jointly organized a european backround discussion on the reduced VAT rate for child related prducts and services as a chance for a family-friendly policy. The results of the expert meeting of September 2011 have now been published in a documentation.

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Europa News November 2011

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[30. 11. 2011] The AGF newsletter "Europa News" informs about activities on the European level concerning family matters. It is published at the end of each month. The new issue from November 2011 is out now.

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7% for children newsletter

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[2. 11. 2011] "7% for children", the campaign for a reduced VAT for children's products, has released its second newsletter. It contains all news on the reduced VAT and the forthcomings of the campaign. The newsletter is only available in German.

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Europa News October 2011

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[1. 11. 2011] The new issue of AGF Newsletter "Europa News" is out now. It contains the family related news from european level from October 2011. The newsletter is only available in German.

... more on "Europa News October 2011"

 
 

Europa News September 2011

[30. 9. 2011] The new issue of AGF Newsletter "Europa News" are out now. It contains the family related news from european level from September 2011. The newsletter is only available in German.

... more on "Europa News September 2011"

 
 

AGF meets German chancellor Merkel

AGF meets German Chanceellor Merkel

[26. 9. 2011] On 21 September 2011 the German family organisations, united within the AGF, met German chancellor Angela Merkel for an exchange of views and opinions.

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"7% for kids" at World Children's Day

[21. 9. 2011] The World Children's Day Festival took place last Sunday, at Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin. The initiative "7% for kids" was represented with a booth at the festival. While the children played and
tinkered about, the parents were informed on and discussed the reduced VAT rate on products for
children.

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Joint event of AGF and COFACE

Tischrunde mit Teilnehmern der Veranstaltung

[12. 9. 2011] The AGF hosted the regular meeting of the COFACE Working Group Consumer Protection, Services and Public Health Policies in Berlin. The two-day event started with a European Expert Discussion on the issue of reduced VAT for children's products. Attendants were, among others, representatives of the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag.

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Parents should use of education package

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[8. 9. 2011] Press release of AGF that encourages parents to use of the German educational package, even though it is far from being perfect. At the same time speedy processing of applications is required in the municipalities.

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Europa News August 2011

AGF in Europe

[1. 9. 2011] The new issue of AGF Newsletter "Europa News" are out now. It contains the family related news from european level from August 2011. The newsletter is only available in German.

... more on "Europa News August 2011"

 
 

Interim results of "7% for Kids"

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[23. 8. 2011] Three months after the start of the "7% for kids" campaign, almost 18.000 people support the  call for a reduced VAT rate on children's products. Close to 3.700 persons follow the developments on facebook. There has been regional and national media coverage in the past weeks.

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Europa News Juli 2011

AGF in Europe

[29. 7. 2011] The AGF Europa News from July 2011 are out now (in German). It contains the family related news from european level from July 2011.

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AGF Newsletter

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[5. 7. 2011] The new AGF newsletter "Europa News" from now on informs about activities on the European level concerning family matters. The Newsletter will be published at the beginning of each month.

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Summary of FAMILYPLATFORM reports

Cover of German Summary of FAMILYPLATFORM

[15. 6. 2011] The FAMILY PLATFORM aimed to develop a research agenda for family issues on the EU level. Correspondingly, reports were created, which include inter alia the upcoming trends in family policies and the current state of research. The AGF has and summarized the reports from a German perspective.

... more on "Summary of FAMILYPLATFORM reports"

 
 

AGF shows CHILDREN'S WORLDS at FEZ

FEZ Berlin

[31. 5. 2011] On 1 and 2 June the AGF again takes part in the International Children’s Day in the "FEZ" this year. AGF presents the exhibition CHILDREN’S WORLDS and offers a join-in-activity in line with the campaign “7% for Kids”.

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Reduced VAT: JAKO-O offers 12% discount for families

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[18. 5. 2011] Until 31 May, JAKO-O offers a discount of 12 per cent on nearly the whole range of products.  With this special offer, JAKO-O shows how much money families could save, when the reduced VAT on children's products would be introduced

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7% for Kids – Reduction of taxes on children’s products

7% for kids

[17. 5. 2011] Family organizations and companies call for a reduction of VAT on typical products and services for children. Campaign start in front of the Brandenburg Gate with people forming a human Seven.

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Germany’s targets on the fight against poverty are set too low

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[27. 4. 2011] The Association of German Family Organisations (AGF) e.V. criticizes the German National Reform Programme for setting insufficient targets and demands adequate and serious measures against poverty and social exclusion from the Federal Government.

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AGF Comment on the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

[5. 4. 2011] The AGF appreciates the first concrete objective of the European Union to reduce the poverty figures in the EU. It considers the political announcements of the German Federal Government, nevertheless, to be insufficient and demands adequate measures against poverty and social exclusion.

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European Debate on Future of VAT

[30. 3. 2011] AGF claims reduced VAT rates for products and services for children in its contributions to the current EU-consultation.

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AGF visits Federal President Wulff

Joint Photo of President Wulff and AGF

[17. 2. 2011] Today the family organisations that together form the AGF met with the Federal President, Christian Wulff, to discuss the situation and the needs of families in Germany.

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AGF-chairwoman at New Year celebrations of the Federal President

Bettina Müller-Sidibé beim Neujahrsempfang

[18.01.2011] More than 60 socially engaged citizens were, as well as approximately 250 top representatives in politics, economy and culture, invited to the traditional New Year celebrations of the Federal President in Bellevue castle.

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New AGF-Chairwoman: Bettina Müller-Sidibé

Bettina Müller-Sidibé

[18.01.2011] The Association of Binational Families and Partnerships in 2011/12 took over the rotating chairmanship of AGF. The AGF heads into the new year with its new chairwoman, Bettina Müller-Sidibé.

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AGF Photo exhibition on the road

Photo Exhibition inseminar in Fulda

[17.01.2011] In late fall and winter 2010, the AGF-photo exhibition "Children's Worlds" was to be seen at various locations in Hessen. The roadshow started in the context of the study day of the Hessian AGF "to give all children opportunities" and then moved to two different locations in Hofgeismar.

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