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FRENCH: Special issue of journal Mouvements

The left-wing French journal Mouvements devoted its entire Spring 2013 issue to basic income. This substantial volume includes no less than 20 papers on the various aspects of basic income. While most authors are very much in favour of it, some are more skeptical. Sociologist Bernard Friot, for instance, argues in favour of a complex “universal wage” system, in which the

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OPINION: Report on rights and poverty conference in Strasbourg

On 21 and 22 February, 2013 in the building of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, a conference took place entitled Poverty and Inequality in Human Society. Proposals for an inclusive society. The Conference was opened by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. In his talk, he seemed somewhat in favor of a basic income, although his posture indicated that he did not wholeheartedly come forward for the idea.

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Paris (France), 31 March 2012: The right to a basic income

On March 31, 2012, a collective called POURS (“Pour un revenu social” – “for a social income”) organizes a large conference on basic income as a guaranteed right to existence. Details : 9h30-18h, 31 March 2012, La Maison de l’Arbre – 9, rue François Debergue – 93100 Montreuil (Métro 9- Croix de Chavaux) See also www.pourunrevenusocial.org

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France: Will Nicolas Sarkozy launch a parliamentary mission to examine basic income?

French politician Christine Boutin withdraw her candidacy for the next presidential election, and announced on the French television TF1 that she reached an agreement with the unofficial candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. The president of the Christian-Democrat Party explained that recent speeches of the president Nicolas Sarkozy proved he defends the same values as her such as family, marriage, work, and religious

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FRANCE: Three Presidential Candidates to propose Basic Income

The idea of basic income seeps slowly into the French political scene. Following former prime minister Dominique De Villepin’s announcement that he will propose a citizen income to the next presidential elections, two others candidates are preparing their own proposals. Last week, Christine Boutin, president of the Christian Democratic Party, renewed her support for a basic income, in the move

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STRASBOURG (FR), 17 June 2011: de Villepin on a citizen's income

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin advocates a citizen’s basic income for every French citizen. He will debate with François Hollande, a prominent figure of the Socialist party. The debate takes place in the framework of the campaign for the next Presidential election (2012). It will be held on June 17, 2011, in Strasbourg, Opéra du Rhin, 19 Place Broglie.

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