The German authorities have transferred in the past year, child benefit in the amount of approximately 402 million euros abroad.

Among the nearly 252.000 children, for the children, money to European countries or Turkey has been transferred, formed the Polish children (123.855) is the largest group. This is evident from the statistics from the family Fund for 2018. Was paid for approximately 32,500 children with a German passport living abroad. Important recipient States to 2018, Romania, the Czech Republic and France.

The Remittances have increased in the past five years. 2012 was gone, according to information from the Federal government children’s allowance in the amount of approximately 75 million euros abroad. The parents outside of Germany, living children can choose whether the children will be sent money in this country on an account, or abroad.

The CSU had presented in June in the Federal Council a request for the adjustment of the amount of children’s allowance to the cost of living in the country in which the child lives. The Finance Committee however decided to postpone its discussions on the Initiative for an indefinite period of time.

The AfD to bring the expected on Thursday in the Bundestag a bill. A first application of the party to the child support adjustment for the EU, non-resident children was failed in October in the Bundestag. “What is going on in Austria, it must also be possible in Germany,” said AfD Deputy René Springer. Austria had the adjustment of the “family allowance” referred to the cost of living in this place for 1. January 2019 introduced. The EU Commission has spoken out against it, which is why Austria will soon, probably, an infringement procedure is imminent.

The coalition government has tabled due to the concerns the Commission has, as yet, no draft law. The Federal government does, however, endeavour to achieve a European-level agreement.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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