Greens pass new version of "free year" for workers

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The Green Party has introduced a new version of the old so called "free year" reform which will come into effect next autumn.

From October 2020, it will be possible for people in full-time employment to take a year off from work to study or start their own businesses while at the same time receiving compensation corresponding to unemployment insurance. During this time, an unemployed person would step in as a substitute for the person taking time off.