Germany to curb EU migrants' benefits for five years to end 'social welfare tourism'

Germany to curb EU migrants' benefits for five years to end 'social welfare tourism'
 

Andrea Nahles, a Social Democrat member of Angela Merkel's coalition government, has been working on the legislation for months after a federal court ruled migrants could start claiming after just six months.
Ms Nahles, who is the Work Minister, said the court's ruling would only encourage "social welfare tourism", which accounts for an estimated £720million Germany spends every year on the 130,000 EU citizens currently registered for unemployment benefits.
According to German media, many EU migrants move to the country to stay with friends or family just to begin claiming... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
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