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The EU must take a radical new approach to how it governs if it is to achieve its objective of eradicating poverty by 2030, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Olivier De Schutter presented his findings in Brussels at the end of a two-month official visit to the EU’s institutions, where he warned of the need for urgent action. “If Europe wants to lead the way towards inclusive societies, it needs a bold EU-wide anti-poverty strategy that commits to reducing poverty by 50 per cent equally across member states by 2030,” De Schetter said in a statement.