What would you do if the government gave you €560 a month, no strings attached? That is what authorities in Finland want to find out. 2000 unemployed people will receive the cash for two years as part of a pilot scheme – no questions asked.
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
While the Swedish government continues to try to recoup 280 million euros owed since 1974, some foreign companies are not put off by sanctions and are still looking for opportunities in North Korea. Julian Ryall reports.
The latest International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Monitor report has focused on inequality and ways of reducing both its causes and effects. Among several fascinating ideas it discusses, universal basic income stands out.
Finland's comprehensive approach to keeping its population safe is seen as a model for Europe. Constantly honed resilience training prepares the country's military and civilians for deep freezes or deadly foes.
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