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6 Feb, 2021 07:31

How neoliberal EU policies are helping to create poverty (UN special rapporteur on poverty) E973

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights Olivier De Schutter. He discusses why the European Union is ‘ill-equipped’ to deal with poverty within its borders, how a decade of austerity across the EU has led to falling investment in social services and caused more poverty, how competition with the internal market keeps wages low in some countries, the effect of coronavirus on poverty across the EU, and much more!

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