Germany To Cut Off Welfare Benefits For EU Citizens

Tyler Durden's picture

In what may be the latest indication that Merkel's immigration policy blowback is being heard by the government, Germany's Handelsblatt reports that Merkel's government plans to prohibit foreign E.U. citizens from receiving welfare benefits for five years if they haven’t worked in Germany before.

Labor Minister Andrea Nahles, a center-left Social Democrat, introduced a corresponding draft measure during a cabinet meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government on Wednesday, according to the news agency Reuters. Under the draft law, E.U. citizens can claim one-time assistance for the period of a month to pay for food and shelter. They can also receive a loan to cover the cost of the trip back to their home country if they fail to find work.

Nahles is seeking to close a loophole which arose from a ruling by the Federal Social Court in 2015. The court ruled that unemployed E.U. citizens have a right to welfare benefits after six months. Ms. Nahles said in the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Wednesday that the “free movement of labor doesn’t mean one can claim German welfare benefits after a short stay without working.” She called for a legal framework within the European Union to coordinate member states social welfare systems to prevent people from making unjustified claims

Ms. Nahles has received backing for her draft measure from the arch-conservative Christian Social Union, or CSU, the sister party of Ms. Merkel’s center-right Christian Democrats. Gerda Hasselfeldt, head of the CSU’s Bavarian faction, said the draft law sends the “right signal.”

“Germany cannot afford to allow immigration into the social security system,” Ms. Hasselfeldt told Reuters.

On the other hand, considering the ECB's dire need to find more debt to monetize, paying for immigrants' welfare benefits, especially if funded through the issuance of new debt, may not be the worst outcome for Europe where as Ray Dalio recently calculated, the ECB has only 8 months of QE "runway" left if the central bank fails to change the parameters of its debt monetization program.


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dogismycopilot's picture

Too little, too late.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


As that drug-addled-murderous-fucking-cunt Margaret Thatcher said, "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

nibiru's picture

Yay! The almighty Government is solving the problem it created! 


She is truly the leader Germany needed in time of immigrants' invasion. I guess the UK will be happy at the end because of Brexit seeing situation on the continent developing this way.


RAT005's picture

If the rapefugees are not EU citizens, does the cut-off apply to them?

nibiru's picture

Probably they still can abuse the system with free food, money and get out of jail free card because they can claim German culture/laws are islamophobic.

CuttingEdge's picture

You see this, like the Monte Paschi/Douche Bank situation or the Douche Bank/Caixabank one, is one of the leading reasons why Brexit happened. The Uk was demanding welfare payment changes along a similar vein pre-Referendum, and the EU told them to fuck off. Germans snap their fingers (like on Schengen) and everybody has to comply.

At least it shows who truly rules the EU, and makes those rules up when convenient to themselves.

Bokkenrijder's picture

Of course millions of poorly qualified 'rapefugees' from outside the EUSSR are more than welcome to suck on Merkels government titties.

Most of these 'refugees' will end up either unemployed collecting welfare, or in low paying jobs like dishwashers or factory workers, living in government subsidised housing.

The most important thing however is that this will guarantee the political future for the left wing parties (SPD, Greens and Die Linken) as all those people (incl. 2nd and 3rd generations) will live in ghettos and will be mostly dependent on socialist government jobs, housing and education programs.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

These people will self-deport or get exterminated where they are.  They won't destroy Europe the way most of us think they will.  

Once poverty hits, "Europeans" will return to tribalism and the problem will fix itself. 

Stu Elsample's picture

the problem won't go away because Germans have been disarmed. On the other hand,  permanently armed (no matter what the 'leaders' demand) Americans will fix the problem themselves

macholatte's picture


Merkel's government plans to prohibit foreign E.U. citizens from receiving welfare...

What are E.U. Citizens?
Is Germany a state within a larger country? Is E.U. a sovereign country?  I never heard of it before.
Maybe the author of the article is simply lazy. Maybe more used to texting more than writing.
Maybe it should have read like this:
Merkel's government plans to prohibit citizens of foreign E.U. countries from receiving welfare...

No wonder they’re all fucked up.  They don’t know who they are. They let the politicians scramble their brains.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

Germans have to wait two years on a shooting club to get a guns permit, they are not disarmed.

The Management's picture

"In what may be the latest indication that Merkel's immigration policy blowback is being heard by the government, Germany's Handelsblatt reports that Merkel's government plans to prohibit foreign E.U. citizens from receiving welfare benefits for five years if they haven’t worked in Germany before."





Holy shit thats too precious.

5 years.

Im literally crying from laughter.

nibiru's picture

If 'fixing' means killing everyone who has different skin colour - then yes indeed it will be fixed.


But seeing how the Deep State is militarising police in the US and in Europe, how censorship is breaking Orwellian records, people trying to change something will be shut down, jailed or simply silenced. The rest will move out leaving all this crap behind while politicians are going to continue their socio-engineering program of changing makeup of the nation. If you are not on board - leave or protest now while it is still possible. Soon it can get pretty ugly.

JohnGaltUk's picture

As soon as the economy turns down hard there will be much civil unrest, Musilini style I hope.

CatsPaw's picture

Question is, will they vote?

And even if so, Will it matter? Civil War was in Captain America, it can be in Merkels Germany too.

nibiru's picture

This is exactly why the DB is now such a big problem. Germany is breaking the law (VW state aid case, not to mention no payouts for European car owners - mark my words) but when others do the same (or admittedly worse) then law is applied with full force.


In DB case:

bail-out? PIIGS and France will want the same - breaking German veto.

bail-in? PIIGS and France will want the same - breaking German veto.

Helicopter money - ECB bail-out? PIIGS and France... you get the picture.


Maybe FED or China is going to save it?

Bokkenrijder's picture

So where's that "European Spirit" now ey?

researchfix's picture

"If the rapefugees are not EU citizens, does the cut-off apply to them?"

Au contraire. It is to peddle money for them from this disgusting EU citizens.


azusgm's picture

Doesn't look like the cutoff applies to the participants in the recent wave from the Mideast.

Stanelli's picture

"If the rapefugees are not EU citizens, does the cut-off apply to them?"

Of course not. That would be rayyssiiissst. No, seriously, the ruling applies only to EU citizens, which is a bit odd that illegal aliens enjoy all of the benefits of welfare state.

swamp's picture


And that is the whole point.

Money denied to Europeans and distributed to invaders

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) nibiru Oct 12, 2016 11:47 AM

The Hegelian Dialectic has been the weapon used to destroy the West.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Yet she doesn't want to do the same for the Muzzies.  Suspend the free shit for the Muzzies and the problem will solve itself. 


cowdiddly's picture

Most Brilliant plan EVA. Let millions into the country and then cut them off and hope to starve them out. OH yea thats going to end up just swimmingly.

Hope you Germans are working on a second passport.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Demographically Germany is in much better shape than the US is.  

Hope you're working on a German passport. 

Never One Roach's picture

Arrest Merkel and that screwed up Minsiter of hers who said Europe needs more invaders. Throw them in jail [preferable with a few dozen testosterone rapefugee pals of theirs] and replace them with German citizens. Sedition, Treason and Destruction of the German culture for starters.

And close the freaking border already!

layman_please's picture

 Demographically Germany is in much better shape than the US is.  


True. But only thanks to your muzzies. Good luck!

And... if you can teach your young ladies some tolerance, all these (+90%) military age male middle eastern and african repafugees will work miracles for your democraphics.

gregga777's picture

The Muzzies make their living dealing drugs, thieving and selling stolen goods, robbing, etc. They don't need no welfare to survive in Deutscheland.

Arnold's picture

Note to self:

Remove all gasoline from Reichstag.

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

Let me play Devils' advocate in a twisted way. If the oil producing Middle East, suspended the "FREE SHIT" of subsidised oil and thus energy security and our energy behemoths suddenly wasn't making the overwhelming majority of their profits from the 3rd and developing world, would the problem solve itself? The answer is NO!

In my opinion, there are plenty of groups and societies on "FREE SHIT" The USSA gas guzzling electorate is the biggest one of them and oil/petrol is a classic example. Uranium from Africa, is another one of our "FREE SHIT" we would implode without it, if we couldn't suck those teats for free. FREE SHIT, is by far a one way street and suspending the free shit for Muzzies wont solve jack-shit in the short, medium, or long term. The biggest FREELOADERS in the world, is the West, ie; 1st world and never forget it. We disguise it well, but it is there for all to see, if one bothers to look.

RichardParker's picture

Colonizing, raping/pillaging, and extracting every bit of wealth from every land outside of the 1st World is actually hard work. 

However, it's incredibly profitable.

azusgm's picture

The way I read it, this is a matter of cutting off EU citizens from receiving benefits.

Killdo's picture

I think this means refugees still have their benefits - this cut in benefits only apples to Europeans

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I should retire to Bavaria/'Barbaria' (Munich, Fuessen?), Hessen or Thueringen, and collect welfare when I retire -- given that one of my dual citizenships is an EU passport, that I have worked there for 6 years, speak fluent German, and have fond memories of German mammarys.

(Achtung!  Licker/Locker-room talk alert: Ah, German women with natural pussies, that don't mind being squeezed or made to squeal. "Ich liebe eine boese Moese. Zieh dich aus, kleine Maus, mach dich nakig!  Affengeil!")


Dutti's picture

You are smart AND funny!

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Might be too little too late, but it is still more than the US can accomplish.

Imagine that, US accomplishing LESS than the EU?

Oh my,

Raffie's picture

Can not help their people and the muzzies at the same time.


MalteseFalcon's picture

"Too little, too late."


The comments are too late.

The policy isn't changing.

The payments will continue for all EU citizens and rapeugees.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Indeed. In the Netherlands we have a scam coming from Bulgaria and Rumania. In bus loads they arrive, register themselves at the city hall, open a bank account, apply for unemployment benefit, apply for subsidies for their rental appartment. They receive between 500 and 1500 per month, they are only here for 3 days, then go back home. The ' travel agency' takes half of their newly acquiered Income, courtesy of the Idiots in Dutch parlement, payed by the Dutch Sheeple. 


Fuck the EU,fuck the Government 

Stanelli's picture

I believe it's Romania, but anyway the scam is so simple to the point of retardness that it's actually funny. :) This is what you get for a pathological altruism. It's nothing personal so please don't feel offended. I state this because this is the type of symptoms I see in the Western World/European Culture that mark it's demise. And those guys from Bulgaria and Romania, well can't blaim them. They just take advantage of the pathological system that shouldn't be there to allow them to do it in the first place.

East Indian's picture

What Germany collects from others in EU is called tribute, and what it pays others in EU is called subsidy. 

swamp's picture


They are giving the money to the invaders and denying it to EUcitizens

Yars Revenge's picture

And Im guessing that unlimited gibs me dat for Rapefugees will continue full steam ahead?

warpigs's picture

The real shock is NOT that they are cutting off payments BUT that they were making these payments to begin with! Holy fuck.

gregga777's picture

Historically the implosion of the Euro and breakup of the EU will look sudden. There'll be the ongoing Greek debt crisis and then Brexit, closely followed by Italexit and Frexit. But, it's a slow motion train wreck from the perspective of those living through the process.

Never One Roach's picture

I'm afraid the will be either high level of continued crime by rapefugees against hard working citizens who are too docile and civilized to fight back, as opposed to an outright revolution there.

Rapes, violent assaults, more muslin gang violence, etc against law abiding German citizens esp women. Where's Hillary on all this? Why isn't she and the American media "outraged" by the asylum seekers raping/attacking women in the EU....

If Trump says a woman is fat, Hillary and cnn and National Propaganda Radio go ballistic, but when a German or Swedish girl is brutally gang-raped by a bunch of Muslim youths......crickets.....

...crickets ....

RagaMuffin's picture

Which offers the best bang for the buck, monetizing immigrants or monetizing a war?

floosy's picture

Well war obviously offers the most bangs

But monetising immigration gives pretty much the same ROI