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Federal government gives an additional one billion for refugee allowance

2023-05-10T20:06:18.547Z

Highlights: The federal government will increase the refugee allowance to the states this year by one billion euros. This was announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) after federal-state talks on refugee policy in Berlin. In order to relieve the burden on Germany's municipalities, asylum procedures are also to be accelerated and deportations are to be enforced more consistently. The federal and state governments have postponed a fundamental decision on permanently higher federal funds for refugee costs. According to the information, expanded responsibilities of the Federal Police and improved exchange of information between judicial and immigration authorities were also agreed.



Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) at the beginning of the federal-state summit in the Federal Chancellery. © Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

In the long run, the heads of government of the federal states wanted more money for the accommodation of refugees. Now there is a one-time increase.

Berlin - The federal government will increase the refugee allowance to the states this year by one billion euros. This was announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) after federal-state talks on refugee policy in Berlin. This is intended to support the states in providing additional relief for their municipalities and financing the digitization of the immigration authorities, according to the joint resolution of the federal and state governments.

Meanwhile, the federal and state governments have postponed a fundamental decision on permanently higher federal funds for refugee costs. According to the information, it will fall at the next regular meeting in November.

Members of the Federal Government and the Conference of Minister-Presidents sit in the Federal Chancellery at the beginning of the federal-state summit. © Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

In order to relieve the burden on Germany's municipalities, asylum procedures are also to be accelerated and deportations are to be enforced more consistently. Among other things, it was agreed to extend the maximum duration of exit custody from the current 10 to 28 days, Scholz said. According to the information, expanded responsibilities of the Federal Police and an improved exchange of information between judicial and immigration authorities were also agreed.

The Federal Chancellor expressed his satisfaction with the atmosphere at the meeting. It was "constructive and good", said Scholz after the consultations in the Chancellery. "I think this is a good day of German federalism that we have today." It is good for democracy to develop solutions together. Dpa

Source: merkur

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