Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Spain rekindles a radical idea: a Europe-wide minimum income (COVID-19)

It’s been proposed, probed and pushed to the margins of the European Union for more than two decades. Now, as Europe reels from tens of thousands of coronavirus deaths and millions of lost jobs in the worst recession for generations, ministers from Spain, Italy and Portugal say the time has come to revive a radical idea: a pan-EU minimum income. “This is the moment for debates about social protection,” Pablo Iglesias , Spain’s deputy prime minister for social rights and leader of Podemos, told the Guardian. Read More