Juncker Backs Minimum Wage across EU

World | March 25, 2014, Tuesday // 17:36| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Juncker Backs Minimum Wage across EU Jean-Claude Juncker, Photo by EPA/BGNES

European Commission President candidate Jean-Claude Juncker backed the idea of a minimum wage across the EU.

The center-right politician told Die Welt newspaper that EU rules on labor law an protection are also needed.

I wish that we could be led by this principle: A single minimum wage in all EU states, without EU meddling in the question of its amount. I consider minimum income [a measure] of urgent demand if one wants to maintain the EU's social system, Juncker said on Tuesday.

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