Economic inequality and poverty are still one of the biggest problems of Europe. The EU policy lost sight of the social component which is very important for the majority of Europeans. The EU policy must be reformed by new social programmes, including the universal basic income which would entail paying everyone a monthly stipend. New social programmes must be concentrated on creating new jobs, high-quality public services and on reducing poverty. The universal basic income would offset dwindling work opportunities in the age of automation and reduce the poverty and economic inequality in Europe.
It’s time to back to the ideas of solidarity and equality which are the part of the fundamental European values.