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Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?
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Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?

Germany’s highest court reached a groundbreaking decision this week when it ruled that it was “partially illegal” to penalize Hartz IV welfare recipients. We look at why critics have called to change the system since its beginnings.

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