Even though all EU countries now have elements of state minimum income protection, these are often insufficient to prevent poverty. Therefore, the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) demands that the EU Member States be legally obliged by an EU regulation to design basic social protection systems in such a way that they guarantee a decent life for all citizens. An opinion commissioned by the DGB shows that such a regulation could already be introduced at EU level. It depends only on political will.
For more information, see: https://www.dgb.de/-/CnZ