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Germany to impose strict welfare curbs for EU immigrants

EU citizens arriving in Germany without a job will have to wait five years before they can claim unemployment benefits, according to a new law approved by the German government on Wednesday. The strict new measure comes after a federal court ruled last year that every EU citizen has the right to claim benefits once he or she has resided in Germany for six months, sparking fears of "welfare tourism" from countries with a lower standard of living.
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