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Germany can bar EU migrants from certain social security benefits, EU's top court has ruled - UKIP response
Date 15/09/2015 16:31  Author webmaster  Hits 1750  Language Global
Germany can bar EU migrants from certain social security benefits even if they have previously worked in Germany, the EU's top court has ruled.

"If EU migrants in the UK are not genuinely seeking work, and pose a large threat to the fairness of the British welfare system, then we must take action to prevent it from being abused."
- UKIP MEP Jane Collins


Press statement by Jane Collins MEP, UKIP Employment spokeswoman
 
"This is the right judgement in the wrong court because it’s the ECJ that enforces open border rules which facilitate all EU citizens to come to the UK.

"The German and British welfare systems are very different so I would not get too excited about this judgement, as we are not comparing like with like. However, abuse of the welfare system by non-nationals is also clearly becoming an issue in Germany.



"The government needs to examine this judgement closely, and if need be, look to alter the rules on habitual residence which gives EU migrants open access to many UK benefits even though some of them are in reality, are not seeking work or have only worked for a very short time.

"If EU migrants in the UK are not genuinely seeking work, and pose a large threat to the fairness of the British welfare system, then we must take action to prevent it from being abused."

 
See also:
Top court backs German block on EU migrant benefits (BBC)
ECJ judgement
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