“He who deceives flies “. With this slogan the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) began late last year a campaign to prevent the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian workers, especially ethnic gypsy coming into the country to take advantage of the generous social system prevailing in the country. Nearly eight months later, the German government bowed to the pressure of one of the coalition partners and adopted Wednesday, a delicate and controversial package of measures to be regular with unprecedented hard line, the ” immigration poverty. “
The package of laws, which was presented Wednesday to the press by the Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière and colleague of Labour, Andrea Nahles, awards, among other measures, within six months for community workers seeking a job in Germany. If you have not found a job in that time, they will be forced to leave German territory.
When the law comes into force (has not yet set a date for the bill is submitted to the federal Parliament), the authorities also have in their possession the action to eject and ban them from returning to the country for five years, all immigrants who have tried by deception, receiving the ” help children “. To prevent fraud, all benefit claimants must submit a tax identification number, a measure that can ensure, for example, the number of persons in the applicant’s family.
” Freedom of movement is an indispensable part of European integration, but we can not close our eyes to the problems it may raise,” said Minister MAIZIÈRE. ” Freedom of movement, yes; abuse, no !, said Andrea Nahles.
The two ministers also said the package includes substantial financial support for regions that have been affected by the arrival of immigrants. During the year, the Government will make available to the states aid of 25 million euros and is another package of 250 million euros in the study.
The idea of hardening arrival in the country of the “poor immigrants ” who were baptized as ” dangerous social tourists ” by Horst Seehofer, head of the regional government of Bavaria, who gave orders to use dangerous weapons of populism to hinder the arrival Land of Romanian and Bulgarian workers to benefit from the right of free movement were from 1 January this year.
“What we want is not immigration in our social security system,” said Bavarian politician to justify the hateful campaign start your party and which in turn provoked a dangerous crisis within the government. To prevent further government unit damage, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in January agreed to establish a committee of experts to analyze the problem and seek solutions designed to prevent benefit fraud social.
The work of the experts was summarized in a document of 133 pages that received the pompous title of ” Legal issues and challenges in the use of social systems of social security by nationals of Member States of the EU “, the first draft was submitted to the Cabinet last March. The Government’s decision was described as ” cheap populism ” by the Greens, while the powerful Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) said the report of the experts gave no details of the fraud to be fought.