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06/05/2016

Die Linke attacks minimum wage age limit

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German minister asks for half a billion to create jobs for refugees

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles has called for €450 million to help integrate refugees into the labour market. EurActiv Germany reports.

Germans unite against xenophobia

After the recent spate of violence against asylum seekers, a wave of solidarity with refugees has swept through Germany. In many cities around the country, people have taken part in demonstrations and protests against hate speech. EurActiv Germany reports.

Merkel government debates altering minimum wage law

On Friday (10 April), Germany’s minimum wage will reach its 100th day, since taking effect at the start of this year. But two weeks before a meeting of coalition leaders, a new dispute has arisen among the ruling parties over corrections to the measure. EurActiv Germany reports.

Minimum wage unlikely to remedy rising poverty in Germany

Twelve million people in Germany are categorised as poor, more than ever recorded according to a study by a German welfare association, which indicates the country’s new minimum wage is not likely to help the situation. EurActiv Germany reports.

German government introduces new measures tackling 'poverty migration'

The German government tabled a final report on Wednesday (27 August) addressing "legal issues and challenges” related to social benefits claims by EU immigrants, with Bavarian conservatives welcoming the “correct approach” and Social Democrats shaking their heads at the new measure. EurActiv Germany reports.

Bundestag approves Germany's first universal minimum wage

The German Bundestag gave the green light on Thursday (3 July) to introduce a universal wage floor in the Federal Republic, drawing the final line under a 10-year political debate and with only five representatives voting against the law. EurActiv Germany reports.

Die Linke attacks minimum wage age limit

German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles tabled a draft law last week introducing a minimum wage of €8.50 per hour. But opposition leaders from the Left Party (Die Linke) have already announced legal action against the proposed legislation. EurActiv Germany reports.