The German government announced its position on payments to refugees from Ukraine

18.06.2024/07/12 XNUMX:XNUMX    19

The opening of a Ukrainian school in the German city of Bonn in April 2024

Currently, citizens of Ukraine who entered Germany after the start of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation receive Bürgergeld, which is actually the unemployment benefit that the Germans themselves receive.

The German government announced its position on payments to refugees from Ukraine

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Germany does not plan to reduce payments to Ukrainians who left the country after the Russian attack. Such a statement was made by the spokesman of the Federal Republic of Germany Steffen Gebeshreit, Ukrinform reported on Monday, June 17.

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"We are not planning any changes," he said when asked to comment on the demands of some political forces to reduce financial aid.

Gebestreit explained that the goal is the rapid integration of Ukrainians and the opportunity for them to work.

"We want to attract these people to work," he added and confirmed that there has been a recent discussion on this issue.

Thus, the opposition bloc of the CDU/CSU insists on canceling civil benefits for Ukrainians of draft age. And the Free Democratic Party, which is part of the tripartite coalition (and one of whose leaders heads the Ministry of Finance), would like to see at least the benefits for asylum seekers paid to new arrivals. Currently, citizens of Ukraine who entered after the start of the full-scale invasion receive Bürgergeld, which is effectively the unemployment benefit that the Germans themselves receive.

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