Your miserable EU at 5:00 pm this evening
Ekathimerini: One of the most controversial measures proposed in the draft is a 22 percent reduction to the minimum wage of 751 euros per month, which may be passed on to private sector employees who earn more than this amount.
BRUSSELS - Almost a quarter of the EU's population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to statistics released Wednesday (8 February), with 13 member states recording a rise in the number of their citizens considered vulnerable.
The figures for 2010 show that 115 million Europeans, or 23.4 percent of the EU population, live in households with less than the poverty-threshold disposable income, in households where there is severe material deprivation (such as a lack of heating) or where the adults worked less than 20 percent of their total work potential.
MEPs and Eurocrats will at this time be heading towards the bars and restaurants of Brussels, another day wasted at huge expense with yet more wealth destruction!
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