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Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Four countries push for EU law to slash childcare benefits

A group of four countries are pushing for EU rules that would allow them to pay lower childcare benefits to anyone with children in another member state.

Austrian Chancellor Kern says breakthrough on posted workers ‘decisive’

Chancellor Christian Kern defended Austria's push for a law to prevent social dumping from poorer EU countries after a meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker where Austria's demand for childcare benefit cuts for EU foreigners took centre stage.

Thyssen slams Schäuble’s proposal to cut childcare benefits for EU foreigners

Marianne Thyssen, the EU social affairs chief, slammed a draft German proposal to cut childcare benefits in half for EU foreigners and insisted she does “not believe in second class children”.

Thyssen proposes rules to fight ‘populist’ charges of welfare tourism

EU countries will be able to deny unemployment benefits to someone from another member state if they have worked less than three months in the country where they're seeking support, under new rules proposed today (13 December).
Brexit 14-06-2016

EU court to interfere in Brexit debate with child benefit ruling

The European Union's top court will rule today (14 June) on whether Britain can deny family allowances to foreign workers with children living abroad, one of the hot-button issues in Britain's looming  referendum on EU membership.