Germany: 'Integration contract' for immigrants

Germany: 'Integration contract' for immigrants

Germany’s integration commissioner announced on Monday that the government plans to institute an integration contract for immigrants to promise their intent to become a contributing part of the country’s society.

The new contract, a goal for the current legislative period, will elaborate on what kind of support immigrants can expect from Germany, in addition to “what we expect from the immigrants,” Maria Böhmer told daily Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

“All who want to live and work here for the long run must say yes to our country,” she continued. “To this belongs proficiency in the German language, but also a readiness to take part in society.”

German values, such as freedom of speech and equal rights for women must also be recognised in the proposed contract, said Böhmer, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats.


Source: The Local (English)

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