More than one in seven Germans on poverty line

More than one in seven Germans on poverty line

Official figures released on Tuesday showed nearly 15 percent of Germans were languishing near the poverty line in 2008, as a separate study said the country's long-term unemployed had a poor chance of having a normal work life.

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?

Almost every seventh child in German is dependent on welfare funds

Almost every seventh child in German is dependent on welfare funds

Jobcentre concedes that people on welfare can beg… up to a point

Jobcentre concedes that people on welfare can beg… up to a point

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you

Germany to impose strict welfare curbs for EU migrants

Germany to impose strict welfare curbs for EU migrants

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court

Welfare bill grows 50 percent in a decade

Welfare bill grows 50 percent in a decade

‘You can get pension payments back’

‘You can get pension payments back’

1 in 7 German children growing up poor

1 in 7 German children growing up poor

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits

FDP calls for basic children’s income

FDP calls for basic children’s income

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

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

Middle class shrinking

Middle class shrinking

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks

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 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?

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor

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

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

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

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

Majority supports Westerwelle in controversial welfare debate

Majority supports Westerwelle in controversial welfare debate

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

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

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’

Germany lags Europe in social equality survey

Germany lags Europe in social equality survey

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

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany

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Working poor undermine Germany’s prosperous image