Universal Basic Income experiment in Finland (EN)

Introducing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Finland is one of the strategic spear-head initiatives of the present Center-Right National Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipila. In the Government Programme UBI is seen as a measure to renew social benefits to be better adjusted to the changes in working life, increase the incentive to work and active participation, and to contribute to streamlining the whole benefit system, which now creates several income-, incentive and bureaucracy traps

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Eastern Europe:  was the European Social Model ever valid ?

In this exclusive interview with Metis, Charles Woolfson investigates the Western perception of Central and Eastern Europeans as well as the evolution of their social developments in the course of the past years. According to this expert, the recent economic crisis has resulted in the degradation of several social indicators in Eastern Europe: cut backs on social policies, taxing outward migration, social unrest, ... More importantly, Woolfson questions the importance of social policies for the leading elites of these countries.