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