Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’

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Manifesto by progressive Europeans calls for €800bn of levies to tackle inequality, disillusionment, climate change and migration.

  • Jennifer Rankin
  • The Guardian

A group of progressive Europeans led by the economist and author Thomas Piketty has drawn up a bold new blueprint for a fairer Europe to address the division, disenchantment, inequality and rightwing populism sweeping the continent.

The plan, crafted by more than 50 economists, historians and former politicians from half a dozen countries, includes huge levies on multinationals, millionaires and carbon emissions to generate funds to tackle the…

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