Juncker calls for minimum wage across EU

Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Credit: Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he would work towards the introduction of a minimum social wage in each member state of the European Union.

The Designated European Commission President has been addressing European Parliament before a vote on his nomination to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as head of the European Commission.

Juncker previously said he favours each EU country setting a minimum wage as a proportion of its own median income, which varies enormously between Luxenbourg at the top and Romania and Bulgaria at the bottom.

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