Mayors of some cities in Germany have warned that social peace risks is being endangered because of those hundreds of millions of euros that German authorities are paying for the child benefits granted to almost 270,000 children of immigrants, including many Romanians, Die Welt and DPA report.
According to the federal government in Berlin, the number of the immigrants’ children who receive child benefits in Germany has increased by 10.4% in the past year. “269,336 children living outside Germany, in other EU or EES countries received child benefits in June 2018,” the German Finance minister said.
The statistics have stirred criticism among mayors of German cities, who warned over risks in the welfare system. “The federal government ignores the issue, it should do something, we are witnessing a migration due to the poverty within Europe. At present, we have around 19,000 people from Romania and Bulgaria in Diuburg, Sinti and Roma. There were only 6,000 of them six years ago, in 2012,” stated the mayor of Duisburg, Social Democrat Sören Link.
In his turn, Thomas Jung (SPD), the mayor of Fürth town,has tackled the issue within a meeting with the leader of the Social Democrat Party in Germany, Andrea Nahles.