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Commenting article: Germany Cuts Social Benefits for EU Member-States Citizens

The German government approved a law on Wednesday which stipulates that citizens of other EU member-states who have not worked in Germany will not be eligible to apply for full compensation for unemployment during the first five years of their stay in Germany, reported BTA, citing Associated Press.

The plan of Labour Minister Andrea Nahles has to be approved by Parliament in order to enter into force.


The new law will save local authorities billions of Euro. The need for the new law emerged after a federal court ruled in 2015 and 2016 that non-working citizens of EU member-states have the right to social benefits after a six-month stay in Germany. Before this judicial decision, citizens of other EU member-states did not have the right to such benefits.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 12 Oct 2016 // 17:27:59

It is amazing how much damage Merkel can do and how powerless is the German community in spite of the fact that the the majority of the Germans already hate Merkel and have very serious objections against her politics..

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