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2003 June 9: CORI Justice Commission publishes its submission on private property. This submission has been sent to the All-Party Committee on the Constitution

In making this submission we approach the issue:
· A social justice perspective drawn from Catholic Social Thought 
which has a long tradition of addressing this and related issues.
· From a rights-based perspective believing that every person

The development of the EU has been strongly portrayed as a peace process.  It has been effective in that regard and has contributed to the process of bringing democratic stabilisation to some high-risk regions of Europe. 

Solidarity was at the core of the establishment of the European Union which also sought to promote pluralism, non-discrimination and tolerance. These were seen as promoting human dignity, freedom, democracy and respect for human rights.

The European Commission has proposed that solidarity and social protection should be built on so as to smooth the impact of the economic crisis and to help recovery.  In its proposals for the Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009 to be agreed by the Council of Minister dealing with employment, social policy, health and consumer protection (known as EPSCO) the Commission has identified ten key messages to be accepted by governmen

An Interim Assessment of Europe's National Social Inclusion Strategies - February 2007

Please find the entire document can be downloaded below

A second CRE was announced by Minister Brendan Howlin in his Budget speech on 15 October 2013 and this Review is intended to update the multi-annual expenditure ceilings for the succeeding three year period 2015 – 2017.

Executive Summary Irish Government-funded Studies on Basic Income

This executive summary includes the overview to these studies as published and a summary of the conclusions of the studies prepared by CORI Justice Commission, March 2001.

BRIEFING ON BASIC INCOME

Prepared by CORI Justice Commission, October 4, 2002

A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. It is a form of minimum income guarantee that differs from those that now exist in various European countries in three important ways:

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