18.05.2021

The EU agreed on further reforms, Athens

May 24, Athens will submit to the EU a plan for further economic reforms. The term of the program of financial assistance to Greece expires in the summer of 2018. In Athens I hope to renew it.According to the European Commission, Greece agreed with the international lenders about further reform package. The planned measures will be presented at the meeting of Finance Ministers of member countries of the EU, which will be held on may 24. This was reported by representatives of the European Commission on Saturday, may 19. Details of the Greek plan is not yet public.

In the past few years, Greece has been allocated loans worth 260 billion euros. The term of the aid program expires in the summer of 2018. In Athens intend to continue to obtain debt financing, albeit in abbreviated form. If this happens, the country from August 20 to no longer have to live in austerity. European partners and the international monetary Fund since 2010, demanded in exchange for loans from Greece carrying out a number of key social reforms. The proposed measures sparked protest from residents of countries that have repeatedly led to street protests.

At the end of April, the Secretary-General of the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) angel Gurria at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said that Greece, carried out under the pressure of international creditors, major structural reforms have earned the restructuring of external debt. The OECD predicts that in 2018, the growth of the Greek economy will amount to 2 per cent., and in 2019 will reach 2.3 percent.

The Austrian authorities want to link the benefit with knowledge of German

Austrian conservatives and right-wing populists plan to reduce the size of welfare payments.Austrian ruling coalition of conservatives and right-wing populists is going to reduce the size of state social benefits for persons who cannot prove their knowledge of German. Appropriate plans announced on Monday, may 28, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

“The main rule that we will introduce will be that the German will be the key to getting the minimum payment in full”, – said Kurtz during a press conference. “This means that those who are not sufficiently fluent in the language, cannot fully apply to them”, – he explained.

Chancellor of Austria said that the majority of people using these benefits, living in Vienna. About half of them – foreign nationals.

No more than 563 euros per month

In accordance with the innovation size minimum benefit for one person will amount to 563 euros (656 dollars) per month. For the Austrians, the amount may be increased to 863 euros (1,003 USD) per month, and then only provided that successful completion of a language test. Child benefit will also be reduced.

In accordance with the Directive on freedom of movement of labour in EU foreign citizens should be equal in their rights with the Austrians. To the question, does not violate a new law initiative, Kurtz said that the decision on this matter may make only the constitutional court of Austria.

The main reasons for refusal of entry in the EU – unproved purpose and without a visa or biometric

The main reason for refusals for Ukrainians travelling to the EU countries last year was “unproven purpose of the trip”. Such cases were 16 500.

“In European terms this means that the border guard questioned the honesty of someone that he “deployed” on the border. Unfortunately, in this group – a lot of questionable bounces when our compatriot, may have been honest, but couldn’t prove it. Also this group includes those who go to work illegally, disguising the trip under “visa – free tourism,” the article says.

For comparison, in 2016 for this reason, the refusal of entry received 10 thousand Ukrainians.

In second place – those Ukrainians who were on the border with the EU, having no valid visa or a biometric passport. There were nearly 8,000. This number includes those who had a visa but it was cancelled at the border because of a mismatch “visa” and the real purpose of the visit.

The third most popular reason for refusal – lack of funds for the trip. With this problem faced 4370 Ukrainians, while a year earlier their share was slightly more than 2 thousand.

“Based on feedback, this claim is almost often heard from the Polish border guards (which last year appeared a lot of criticism)”, – stated in the article.

The fourth and fifth causes total covered nearly 4500 cases. Those Ukrainians who have violated the rules bezveza either exceeded the 90-day period of stay in the Schengen area, or had been deported previously and had decided to make a new passport and go again.

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