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DORLING, Danny (2012), The no-nonsense guide to equality…

This new book by Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield) includes a 8 pages discussion of basic income in the British context. Dorling seems to be very supportive of the idea, including at EU-level: “Imagine how much money would be saved”, he writes, “if a basic income one day replaced all the numerous different benefit and taxation systems existing accross the

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Savudrija (HR), 21 July 2012: Young European Socialists debate basic income

ECOSY (the European Community Organisation of Socialist Youth) hosted a public debate on basic income at a seminar in a summer camp on July 21 in Savudrija, Croatia. ECOSY is the umbrella organization of the youth wings of the socialist and social democratic parties of Europe. David Lizoain, Secretary for Europe and the Economy of the Socialist Youth of Spain,

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Europe & Me Magazine: interview with Philippe Van Parijs

The latest issue (17) of the online magazine Europe & Me includes an interview with Philippe Van Parijs. Entitled “No conditions attached”, it focuses on basic income as a way to achieve social justice in Europe.  As Van Parijs puts it: “Basic Income on a European level is a utopia. But so was the single currency and so was the

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European Citizen's Initiative: Belgian TV reports on basic income

In a lengthy documentary about the European Union, the Belgium French-speaking TV Channel RTBF reported on the European Citizen’s Initiative on basic income, which is about to be launched. The report includes an interview with Philippe Van Parijs, and a discussion with Belgian citizens who are actively involved in the preparation of the initiative, such as Pierre-Yves Ryckaert. The video

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OPINION: Report from Brussels, 26-27 April 2012

More than fifty delegates, of all ages and from sixteen countries, gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 26th and 27th April 2012 to discuss an exciting new venture: a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Unconditional Basic Income’ (UBI). This was the inspiration of Klaus Sambor from Austria. Together with a group of people who met in Vienna

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European Citizens' Initiative for basic income

European Citizens’ Initiative for the introduction of the Unconditional Basic Income in all member states of the European Union The preparation process of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) again made some progress. During a meeting that took place in Brussels on 26-27 April 2012, an agreement was reached on a concrete wording proposal, and

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Brussels (BE), 27 avril 2012: Guy Standing on "The Precariat"

This talk by Guy Standing is organized within the framework of the monthly Forum of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). ETUI is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Briefing: At the April gathering of ETUI’s Monthly Forum Guy Standing will present his new book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class which provides

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OPINION: European Citizens' Initiative concerning "Unconditional Basic Income"

European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) invite the Commission, within the framework of its powers, to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the European Union is required for the purpose of implementing the European Treaties. It is necessary that the ECI has received the support of at least one million eligible signatories coming from

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EUROPEAN UNION: EU-Wide Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income

At the world action day, an international initiative group announced plans to prepare and launch a European Citizens’ Initiative on the implementation of an unconditional basic income in Europe. Hosted by the Internationaler Runder Tisch Grundeinkommen (international German-speaking round table on basic income), the symposium was held in Vienna on 14/15th October 2011. In the end, 60 scientists, activists and

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