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EUROPEAN UNION: Unconditional Basic Income Europe Works with New Democracy Movement

In early February, members of Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) attended the launch of a new European movement for democracy named “DiEM25” and key speakers like Katja Kipping from the German Left Party and Caroline Lucas from the UK Greens called for a basic income to be one of the key demands for the new movement.  Many of those in attendance agreed that UBIE and DiEM25 shared many of the same goals and a basic income could go a long way toward securing social citizenship and a life of dignity for every European.

Read the full press release here.

Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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