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    Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Vacationing a human right, EU chief says


    Vacationing a human right, EU chief says



    The European Union has declared travelling a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayers' dollars for those too poor to afford their own trips.

    Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, proposed a strategy that could cost European taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros a year, The Times of London reports.

    "Travelling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life," Mr. Tajani told a group of ministers at The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference in Madrid on April 15. Mr. Tajani was appointed to his post by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.


    What say you? is vacationing a "Right"? I think Jimmy Buffet would agree.... What say you?
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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What say you? is vacationing a "Right"? I think Jimmy Buffet would agree.... What say you?
    If one follows the idea that a happy worker is a more productive worker, then I suppose having a vacation as a right wouldnt be such a bad thing

    Be cool if it was a right, but ah, lets make food, water, shelter and clothing a right for the world before we worry about vacations.

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    I just hope Germany is paying for this

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Quote Originally Posted by jetboogieman
    If one follows the idea that a happy worker is a more productive worker, then I suppose having a vacation as a right wouldnt be such a bad thing
    I doubt it. Europe's continental mean workforce hours per week is somewhere around 34. They have most of their basics subsidized by their respective governments. They also don't work all that hard. If all that doesn't make them happy, scrap the book on the rules.

    Having said that, it's Europe. Big deal. Like they matter.

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    I say that with each passing day I'm more and more glad my country is not part of the EU.
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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I say that with each passing day I'm more and more glad my country is not part of the EU.
    I cant see any incentive for Switzerland to join the EU, Arcana.

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    This has to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever uttered by a politician anywhere.
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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Oh it'll happen. England is the only one with the balls to fight them long-term.

    Try to stay that way though. At least your economy won't tank.

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I say that with each passing day I'm more and more glad my country is not part of the EU.
    And to tie this to a previous thread, it is another good reason to make Switzerland a destination for a permanent vacation.

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    Re: Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

    How many days holiday does the average American get per year?

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