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German politicians called for reducing aid to Ukrainian refugees

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun17,2024

German politicians called for reducing aid to Ukrainian refugees

In particular, the Secretary General of the Free Democratic Party ( SDP) Bijan Dzhir-Saray believes that “newly arrived refugees from Ukraine in the future should no longer receive” so-called “money for citizens” (Bürgergeld).

According to him, the abolition of standard unemployment benefits for Ukrainian refugees should be an additional incentive to look for work.

"We have a labor shortage – for example, in the restaurant industry, in construction, in the medical field. We must no longer finance unemployment with taxpayers' money,” – he noted.

In addition, one of the leaders of the CDU/CSU faction in the Bundestag, Torsten Frei, said that “paying money for citizens to war refugees creates absolutely false incentives.”

How reports Tagesschau, he called for at least stopping the payment of aid to Ukrainian men in Germany who are fit for military service.

The German government has already responded to demands to cut aid to Ukrainian refugees.

In particular , Deputy Press Secretary of the Ministry of Labor Dominique Ehrentraut said that the government does not intend to limit social assistance payments to about 1.17 million Ukrainian refugees who currently live in Germany.

According to the Central Register of Foreigners of the German Ministry of the Interior, the largest share of refugees are women and children.

According to the Ministry of Labor, 185 thousand people now have permanent jobs, another 47 thousand – minimum employment.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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