the Federal labour and social Minister, Hubertus Heil (SPD) has announced an Initiative for a European minimum wage. Germany have benefited enormously from the economic unification of Europe, but free movement of workers will always be used for the exploitation of people, said the salvation of the "New osnabrück newspaper".
Required the same minimum social standards in the member countries. "We will develop a legal framework for minimum wages and basic social security systems," said the SPD politician.
Specifically, the Minister announced that the structure of minimum wage and basic social security systems, to the focus of the German EU - presidency in the coming year. "Only if we strengthen the social cohesion in Europe, we hold the EU, which secures to us peace and prosperity," he said.More about
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In the past years, the gap between the rich and the poor EU had become the countries larger: "The European integration project is threatened." (epd)