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European Court allows Germany not to pay social benefits to EU migrants

November 11, 2014, 21:24 UTC+3
The decision can put an end to 'benefit tourism' in the EU
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LONDON, November 11. /TASS/. The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that Germany can refuse to pay social benefits to unemployed migrants from other EU member states in case they are economically inactive and aren't looking for a job actively.

A Romanian national, Ms Dano, brought proceedings before the Social Court, Leipzig (Germany), against Jobcenter Leipzig, which refused to grant her benefits on behalf of her son. Local authorities decided to suspend payments of social benefits because she wasn't looking for a job actively enough.

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