Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

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Updated: 8/27 8:33 am

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Wednesday that the Cabinet was proposing a six-month limit on EU citizens staying in the country, which is Europe's biggest economy, without a job. In addition, he says EU citizens suspected of having abused Germany's welfare system can be banned from re-entering the country.

De Maiziere said that while the country in general welcomed citizens' rights to move freely within the EU, he said some Germany cities were being overly burdened by a high influx of poor EU citizens, especially from Bulgaria and Romania.

The proposal still needs parliamentary approval.

 

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