Germany to reduce import of workers from Western Balkans
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Due to the increased unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus crisis, the ruling CDU/CSU parliamentary group in Germany is looking to reduce the future labour immigration based on the decision on easier access to employment for Western Balkans citizens from 2016.
The working groups of the leading faction have agreed to extend the said benefits, which should expire towards the end of the year, for another two years but also to minimize the access to these benefits to unqualified workers, Welt am Sonntag newspaper reports.
The regulations for Western Balkans workers were adopted five years ago after the German government put Western Balkans countries on the “safe country of origin” list in order to reduce the mass influx of asylum seekers.