IMF: States should allow refugees to be paid below minimum wage

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Refugees walk in the snow at a police clearing station in Passau, Germany, 16 January 2016. The train will tranport these migrants to live in federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. Destinations change daily to distribute refugees all over Germany.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended the European countries accepting most of the refugees (Austria, Germany, Sweden) to pay the refugees less than the minimum wage.


The EU countries accepting most of the refugees should give wage subsidies to firms to hire refugees or allow them to hire the people in need with wages below the minimum wage.

According to the IMF report ”the Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges,” the EU countries will help the refugees to integrate in the EU societies (in the long-run) by giving wage subsidies to firms to employ refugees or adopting “temporary exceptions to minimum or entry level wages,” for the newly hired refugees...


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