24.4 C
Ljubljana
torek, 28 septembra, 2021

EU Moves Against Austria for Changing Benefit Payments for Children Living Abroad

The European Union (EU) has launched infringement proceedings that could lead to sanctions against Austria over a controversial new reform to benefit payments for children living abroad.

The European Commission began infringement procedures this week following Austria’s new policy, which will see benefits for children abroad adjusted to the cost of living in the country they reside in, Le Figaro reports.

EU Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen announced the infringement procedure at a press conference slamming Austria’s conservative-populist government, saying there were no “second-class children” in the European Union.

“When mobile workers contribute to a social security system in the same way as local workers, they must receive identical benefits, even when their children live abroad,” she insisted.

The new law, which came into effect this year, will affect around 150,000 children of foreign EU workers, with the largest number coming from Romania, and would likely save Austrian taxpayers more than 100 million euros per year.

 

Read MORE

 

Share

Latest news

Plans afloat to suspend rule of law in Hungary

By: V4 Agency The campaign to suspend the rule of law by pledging to disregard the constitution is under way. Leading left-wing opposition parties are...

European blockchain week 2021

By: UKOM European Blockchain Week 2021 (EBCW 2021) was one of the soundest events in the framework of Slovenian Presidency of the Council of EU....

Infectious disease specialist Federico Potočnik told, without mincing his words, some bold statements about angry anti-vaccinators

By: T. F. / Nova24tv During the new wave of the epidemic, the Christian weekly Družina talked to Dr Federico Potočnik, an expert and infectologist...

Anti-government media and anti-vaccines caused alarming epidemiological conditions in Slovenia

By: Nina Žoher / Nova24tv The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that Slovenia and Lithuania are among the countries in the...

Related news

Plans afloat to suspend rule of law in Hungary

By: V4 Agency The campaign to suspend the rule of law by pledging to disregard the constitution is under way. Leading left-wing opposition parties are...

Éric Zemmour: “We live in a time of civilizational struggle between Islam and Christianity”

By László Szőcs The United States of Europe is a mirage of Europe-madmen who destroy sovereign nations without at least creating European sovereignty in their...

Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch wraps up US visit in Illinois

By: J.S., STA Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch wrapped up her 11-day tour of the US on Sunday in the Chicago suburb of Lemont,...

Alfred Brežnik: Slovenia exceeded all expectations and has become a commendable and successful country, an example worthy of imitation

By:  Vesna Žarkovič Throughout his life, Alfred Brežnik - Fredi, an electrical engineer, a businessman and a long-term Honorary Consul General of the Republic of...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share