Germany can deny social benefits to non-German EU nationals, EU top court says

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A European Court of Justice legal adviser said on Tuesday that Germany may refuse nationals of other Member States ‘social security benefits for jobseekers who are in need of assistance, on the basis of a general criterion that demonstrates the absence of a genuine link with the host Member State,

Germany may thus exclude from such benefits persons who come to Germany solely in order to seek employment or obtain social assistance.

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