Full-time employment positions declining

Full-time employment positions declining

The number of Germans able to find full-time jobs subject to social insurance contributions from employers is on the decline, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Wednesday.

One in ten Germans on the dole

One in ten Germans on the dole

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families

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

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

Berlin mayor backs ‘basic income’ to tackle capital’s unemployment

Berlin mayor backs ‘basic income’ to tackle capital’s unemployment

‘No one in Germany would go hungry if food banks didn’t exist’

‘No one in Germany would go hungry if food banks didn’t exist’

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Almost 2 million children in Germany living in poverty

Almost 2 million children in Germany living in poverty

Over a third of single-parent families depend on welfare

Over a third of single-parent families depend on welfare

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare

Germany ‘to block EU citizens from welfare for 5 years’

Germany ‘to block EU citizens from welfare for 5 years’

1 in 3 jobseekers ‘can’t afford enough food’

1 in 3 jobseekers ‘can’t afford enough food’

Germany can stop cash for jobless EU migrants

Germany can stop cash for jobless EU migrants

Charity finds most Germans ever in poverty

Charity finds most Germans ever in poverty

State checks more bank accounts than ever

State checks more bank accounts than ever

Jobless benefits to get leaner and meaner

Jobless benefits to get leaner and meaner

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court

Do benefits harm the unemployed?

Do benefits harm the unemployed?

Study: Third of eligible Germans ‘shun benefits’

Study: Third of eligible Germans ‘shun benefits’

More working Germans need social support

More working Germans need social support

Job centre official: unemployed aren’t lazy

Job centre official: unemployed aren’t lazy

Job centre goes to court over 15 cents

Job centre goes to court over 15 cents

Jobless sick ‘to face more official suspicion’

Jobless sick ‘to face more official suspicion’

Three million long-term unemployed in Germany

Three million long-term unemployed in Germany

Firms to be paid to take on long-term jobless

Firms to be paid to take on long-term jobless

Man refuses food over welfare cuts

Man refuses food over welfare cuts

Self-employed struggle – more need state support

Self-employed struggle – more need state support

Long-term jobless ‘lazy and picky’ say Germans

Long-term jobless ‘lazy and picky’ say Germans

1 in 7 German children growing up poor

1 in 7 German children growing up poor

Basic jobless support cut nearly a million times

Basic jobless support cut nearly a million times

Rapper on dole faces benefit cut for lyrics

Rapper on dole faces benefit cut for lyrics

More jobless only getting basic support

More jobless only getting basic support

Amazon under fire for unpaid Christmas helpers

Amazon under fire for unpaid Christmas helpers

Welfare couple fight to keep €83,000 in dole benefits

Welfare couple fight to keep €83,000 in dole benefits

More self-employed on Hartz IV welfare

More self-employed on Hartz IV welfare

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children

Penalties handed out to jobless soar

Penalties handed out to jobless soar

More tax for less: Germans fear for future

More tax for less: Germans fear for future

More welfare cheats slapped with fines

More welfare cheats slapped with fines

Man swallows €145 to avoid being robbed

Man swallows €145 to avoid being robbed

Bundesrat passes Hartz IV welfare reforms

Bundesrat passes Hartz IV welfare reforms

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails

Hartz IV reform talks end without results

Hartz IV reform talks end without results

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011

Jobless benefit bill to be slashed in 2011

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes

Government admits to Hartz IV reform error

Government admits to Hartz IV reform error

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers

Poor caught in welfare trap, OECD warns

Poor caught in welfare trap, OECD warns

Von der Leyern defends welfare changes

Von der Leyern defends welfare changes

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name

Germany’s hearts fear: Is the welfare system too harsh?

Germany’s hearts fear: Is the welfare system too harsh?

Booze and butts a human right, drug commissioner says

Booze and butts a human right, drug commissioner says

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs

Government planning extensive Hartz IV reforms

Government planning extensive Hartz IV reforms

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase

Minister says Hartz IV unfairly penalises teen summer jobs

Minister says Hartz IV unfairly penalises teen summer jobs

Court rejects extra welfare to clothe growing children

Court rejects extra welfare to clothe growing children

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals

SPD criticises Merkel’s new welfare plan

SPD criticises Merkel’s new welfare plan

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Number of Germans living in poverty surges

Number of Germans living in poverty surges

Hartz IV ruling sparks jump in welfare applications

Hartz IV ruling sparks jump in welfare applications

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Schäuble talks down chances of welfare boost

Schäuble talks down chances of welfare boost

Westerwelle attacks ‘socialist’ welfare debate

Westerwelle attacks ‘socialist’ welfare debate

Leading Germany’s kids down a dead-end street

Leading Germany’s kids down a dead-end street

Politicians defend Hartz IV following high court ruling

Politicians defend Hartz IV following high court ruling

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low

Parents on dole must repay €20 windfall

Parents on dole must repay €20 windfall

Fake bomb sent to Hesse state premier Koch

Fake bomb sent to Hesse state premier Koch

Left party calls Hartz IV a ‘poverty machine’

Left party calls Hartz IV a ‘poverty machine’

High court begins case on controversial child welfare benefits

High court begins case on controversial child welfare benefits

Few of Germany’s unemployed willing to move for work

Few of Germany’s unemployed willing to move for work

Labour Agency reportedly orders ‘spying’ on welfare fraudsters

Labour Agency reportedly orders ‘spying’ on welfare fraudsters

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless

Man’s welfare benefits reduced due to street magazine sales

Man’s welfare benefits reduced due to street magazine sales

Man loses unemployment benefits due to begging ‘income’

Man loses unemployment benefits due to begging ‘income’

Germany plans to ban EU benefit fraudsters

Germany plans to ban EU benefit fraudsters