Germany chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke out against meeting at a recent meeting at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Following the recent electoral success of pro-basic income parties, such as the Pirate Party, participants asked Chancellor Merkel about the proposal. Merkel emphasized that everyone should earn their living by work and asserted that there is enough flexibility in today’s job market.
For more on her remarks at the Hertie School see:
Scholz, Kay-Uwe. Benzow, Gregg ed. (2012). Merkel’s Dialogue on the Future. DW, online at: http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16007820,00.html.