26th Feb 2024


Italy to include basic income in 2019 budget

Economy minister Giovanni Tria announced on Wednesday that Italy's 2019 budget would include a basic income and a lower retirement age. The move aims to secure support for the budget from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, having pledged a basic income of up to €780 in election campaigns. The budget could rise eyebrows in Brussels, with Italy's public debt already the highest in the eurozone after Greece's.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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