Germany plans to reduce the amount of federal aid to regions for the reception and integration of refugees due to rising inflation, Reuters reports, citing government sources.
According to the publication, in 2024, Berlin will provide the regions with no more than 1.7 billion euros for refugees. In 2023, the amount was 3.75 billion euros.
Journalists note that the federal government has not guaranteed that funding will remain at the level of 2023 in subsequent years.
A representative of the Ministry of Finance said that negotiations between the federal and state governments on this issue have not yet led to results.
According to the source of the publication, "in fact, the states are responsible for the accommodation and care of refugees."
The publication also emphasizes that after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 1 million people sought refuge in Germany, which led to negative financial consequences for the country's cities and municipalities.