2024-06-17 19:59:36

Debate Over Citizenship Allowance for Ukrainian Refugees in Germany

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The ongoing debate in Germany revolves around whether newly arriving Ukrainian refugees should receive citizenship allowance or fall under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act. While FDP Secretary General and some politicians advocate for limiting benefits due to labor shortages, the government, led by Minister of Labor Heil and Chancellor Scholz, defends the current system to aid quick integration and employment opportunities.

Criticism from researchers and opposing parties like CDU highlights the potential negative impacts of cutting citizenship pay for Ukrainian refugees. The Union's proposal to exclude those who evade conscription from basic income faces legal and ethical scrutiny, with concerns about unintended repercussions on refugee support and populist narratives.

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Citizenship Allowance: FDP Secretary General calls for an end to social benefits for new Ukraine refugees - DER SPIEGEL

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FDP Secretary General Bijan Djir-Sarai demands that newly arriving war refugees from Ukraine should no longer receive citizenship allowance, but should be subject to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act. This should happen due to the labor shortage. Similar demands have already been made by the Union and the FDP parliamentary group.
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