Minimum income schemes can lift people out of poverty, according to a consensus reached by the European Parliament’s Employment Committee.

While most EU countries already have minimum income schemes, few provide adequate support for those in need. As such, the MEPs called on all EU members to introduce a minimum income and, if necessary, upgrade existing schemes.

More specifically, the committee proposed to set minimum income using the Eurostat at-risk-of-poverty threshold and other indica...

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