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Paying their dues: EU lawmakers debate minimum wage laws for Europe

By France24
20 March 2022   |   11:04 am
As people all around Europe feel the cost of living rise and see their bank balance ever more squeezed amid energy price rises, we're looking into proposals for ensuring meaningful minimum wages are paid to everyone around the European Union.

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