2024-06-17 06:18:08

Debate Over Citizens' Income for Ukrainian Refugees Sparks Controversy in Germany

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The debate surrounding the provision of citizens' income to Ukrainian refugees in Germany has intensified, with CDU Minister Stübgen and FDP General Secretary Djir-Sarai calling for an end to these payments. Stübgen and Bavaria's Interior Minister Herrmann have raised concerns about supporting Ukraine while providing financial aid to Ukrainian refugees.

The German Association of Districts has also criticized the immediate granting of basic income to Ukrainian refugees, advocating for equal treatment of all refugees. The FDP has joined the Union in demanding a reduction in state benefits for new Ukrainian refugees, citing labor shortages and the need to align with the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act.

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Spiegel Politik
16. Juni 2024 um 08:53

Citizens' income: CDU Minister Michael Stübgen wants to stop payments to refugees from Ukraine - DER SPIEGEL

The Brandenburg CDU Interior Minister Stübgen demands that payments of citizens' income to Ukrainian refugees be stopped. He argues that it is not appropriate to support Ukraine and at the same time financially support Ukrainian refugees. Stübgen joins the demand of Bavaria's Interior Minister Herrmann and calls for a change in course by the federal government.
Innenpolitik - aktuelle Nachrichten
16. Juni 2024 um 12:13

Before Interior Minister Conference Shaking up the Basic Income for Ukrainian Refugees

Shortly before the Interior Minister Conference, the question arises whether refugees from Ukraine should continue to receive basic income, especially if they are conscripted. Brandenburg's Interior Minister Stübgen and Bavaria's Interior Minister Herrmann express concerns regarding the financial support for Ukrainian refugees and demand a review of this practice. The German Association of Districts also advocates for equal treatment of all refugees and criticizes the immediate granting of basic income to Ukrainian refugees.
17. Juni 2024 um 00:04

Barrier to taking up work?: FDP wants to cut basic income for new Ukraine refugees - n-tv.de

The FDP demands that the basic income for newly arriving Ukrainian war refugees in Germany be cut. This is intended to ensure that they fall under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act and that state benefits are reduced. The demand has already been expressed by the Union and the FDP parliamentary group.
n-tv.de Politik
16. Juni 2024 um 22:30

Ukraine War Live Updates: +++ 03:08 FDP: Newly arriving Ukrainians should no longer receive social benefits +++ - n-tv.de

The FDP is joining the Union's initiative and is calling for the removal of social benefits for refugees from Ukraine. Brandenburg's and Bavaria's interior ministers have already spoken out against the payment of social benefits to fleeing Ukrainians. Additionally, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warns of serious consequences for Germany and NATO in the event of inadequate support for Ukraine.


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