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19th Feb 2019

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Finland to experiment with fixed incomes for unemployed

Two thousand Finnish unemployed people are to be given a fixed income as part of a two-year experiment. They will get €560 each month without any bureaucratic hassle or penalties for earning small amounts. The government will compare the experiences of those taking part in the scheme with other unemployed people in a bid to improve welfare provision.

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British MPs condemn Facebook CEO's misrule

Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed "profound failure of governance within Facebook", British MPs said, while blaming Zuckerberg for his contempt for democratic scrutiny.

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EU's chance to step up on Hungary and Poland

Viktor Orban of Hungary and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski seem to share the idea that the rights of some may come at the expense of the rights of others, and public institutions should serve the majority, and not all citizens.

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