Austria unveils plan to cut benefits for immigrants

Austria unveils plan to cut benefits for immigrants
 

Austria's coalition government has unveiled plans to cut benefit payments for immigrants, including refugees, in a move aimed at deterring new arrivals.
The main benefit payment will be capped at €563 ($655; £492) a month, rising to match the amount Austrians receive - €863 - if they pass a German test.
Immigrants will also be barred from claiming such benefits for five years.
Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in government with the far right, has vowed a hard line on immigration.
Mr Kurz campaigned in last year's parliamentary election with pledges to cap benefits for refugees and to... read more

 
28 May 2018 in World News, Views: 59
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