North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has criticised Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) in the light of planned cuts in the Integration of refugees in focus.

“The proposal of the Federal Minister of Finance is out of the question”, said Laschet of the “Rheinische Post” (Tuesday). “Who wants to swipe to the municipalities for the reimbursement of refugee-related costs of the accommodation, provoked by tax increases in the municipalities because of the refugees, and producer lights up to the conflict, we were able to just tedious pacify.”

the end of 2019 from run to several regulations: the 670-Euro flat rate for foreigners in the asylum procedure, the integration fee and the Takeover of the costs of accommodation for recognized refugees. Instead, the Ministry of Finance plans according to the “Bild”-Zeitung, a lump sum per refugee for the first five years after arrival.

criticism had practiced on Monday, the managing Director of the German Association of cities, Helmut Dedy, and. “The Federal government and the Länder have to find a way that will be the real expenses of the municipalities for refugees and the expenditure for the purpose of Tolerated involves,” he told the German press Agency.

The number of asylum seekers was recently declined significantly. In 2016, there were still nearly sales of 746,000 asylum applications, it was 2018, nearly 186.000 Initial and subsequent applications. The municipalities point out that many asylum seekers remain even after your application has been rejected only once in Germany.


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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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