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Fighting Poverty in (EU) Style

8:22 AM, Jan 25, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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The Road to Euro Serfdom found this nugget from Britain's Sun:

HUNDREDS of EU politicians and welfare officials enjoyed an extravagant weekend junket - to discuss poverty.

Britain's pensions minister James Plaskitt was among 250 delegates at Villach in Austria. They ate gourmet meals and many visited health spas.

Even the chairs for their meeting were flown 200 miles from Vienna - because the originals were judged to be too uncomfortable.

The conference was called to discuss the EU's 32million jobless, and 70million living on the poverty line.