Labour ministry to cut spending on child benefits and asylum seekers allowance

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The ministry of labour, welfare and social insurance will be spending over 90 per cent of its 2020 budget on social benefits, minister Zeta Emilianidou said on Monday.

Of the €989m budgeted, 93 per cent is earmarked for social benefits, 5 per cent for salaries, and 2 per cent for operating costs.

The 2020 budget is €14.3m lower than that of 2019.

The slight reduction, Emilianidou told MPs, is due to the overall decrease in funding for unemployment and social exclusion programmes, as the jobless rate continues to decline.

The government in...


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Labour ministry to cut spending on child benefits and asylum seekers allowance


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