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THE NETHERLANDS: Citizens’ Initiative on Implementation of a Basic Income in 2018 Will Not Be Discussed in Parliament

On December 15th 2016, the ‘committee for citizens’ initiatives’ decided not to allow a discussion in Dutch Parliament about the proposal, organized by Basisinkomen2018, to implement a universal basic income (UBI) in 2018. Although enough citizens signed the citizens’ initiative (more than the threshold of 40.000), UBI will not be discussed in Parliament because it already has been discussed in

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THE NETHERLANDS: 80% of GREEN LEFT Party Members vote in favour of Large-Scale Experiments with a Universal Basic Income

At the party’s congress on December 17th, members of Dutch political party Green Left (“Groen Links”) were given the opportunity to vote on amendments to its election program. This document will be released soon, in advance of the country’s parliamentary elections, which will be held on March 15th, 2017. In the draft version of the election program, a basic income was

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THE NETHERLANDS: Party for the Animals wants Universal Basic Income to be investigated

“The Earth offers enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed” is the opening sentence of the election-program of the Party for the Animals (“Partij voor de Dieren”, PvdD). This document has been released in advance of the Dutch parliamentary elections, which will be held on March 15th, 2017. One would expect huge attention to be paid to environmental

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NETHERLANDS: Debate about unconditional Basic Income in Parliament

On the first day of International Basic Income week and just six months before the election of a new House of Representatives (“tweede kamer”) in March of next year, a debate on unconditional Basic Income was held in the Dutch parliament on September 19th. This debate was initiated by Member of Parliament Norbert Klein of the Cultural Liberal Party (Vrijzinnige

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Basic Income as Proposal, as Project, and as Idea

I have been part of Basic Income Earth Network’s and US Basic Income Guarantee Network’s social media team for a while and I want to clarify something for as many readers as possible. There are three ways of looking at the basic income movement: Basic Income can be endorsed as a (1) proposal or (2) a project or (3) an

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PORTUGAL: Political party PAN meets with local Lisbon Basic Income activist group

  Francisco Guerreiro is one of the active members in Portuguese political party PAN’s (Pessoas-Animais-Natureza) national political commission. He, among others in PAN, defend Basic Income as a crucial transitional social policy to a better society, where basic needs are assured for all citizens. PAN is presently preparing the upcoming national elections, and will continue to support a Basic Income

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