The German government has approved a draft bill intended to dramatically reduce European Union citizens’ access to the country’s social welfare system.
Under the proposed law, EU citizens would be forbidden from drawing benefits for their first five years in Germany, reports The Guardian.
In June 450,000 people from the 27 other EU member countries were receiving social welfare benefits in Germany – a total of 12% of all EU foreigners in the country.
The bill now goes to the Bundestag, where, according to The Guardian, it is widely believed that it will gain enough approval to pass into law.
They need to put up a similar wall for non-EU migrants.