Concern over foreigners receiving Danish unemployment benefits

August 9th, 2013

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Add unemployment benefits to the list of generous Danish welfare benefits EU residents can qualify for, even though they have only paid into the system for a limited amount of time. Previously lawmakers expressed concern that EU residents could easily qualify for student stipends and child benefits. Now, the opposition is challenging the government to make it more difficult for them to do so. Verner Sand Kirk, the head of AK-Samvirke, an association of unemployment insurance providers, said EU rules guaranteeing residents the right to work in all member states, would make it difficult to do anything. – Jyllands-Posten


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