How unemployment benefits in France are changing in October
France

How unemployment benefits in France are changing in October

In a bid to save money, the French government is shaking up its system of unemployment benefits payments. We explain how this could affect you from October 1st.

How France is changing its unemployment benefits system
France

How France is changing its unemployment benefits system

What parents in France need to know about school closures and the help they can get
France

What parents in France need to know about school closures and the help they can get

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief
Germany

How Germany plans to increase child benefits and provide tax relief

Swiss government moves to restrict social benefits to some foreign nationals
Switzerland

Swiss government moves to restrict social benefits to some foreign nationals

Switzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women
Switzerland

Switzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women

Iraq’s defence minister ‘reported for alleged benefits fraud in Sweden’
Sweden

Iraq’s defence minister ‘reported for alleged benefits fraud in Sweden’

Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?
Germany

Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?

Kindergeld: What you need to know about Germany’s child support payments
Germany

Kindergeld: What you need to know about Germany’s child support payments

What changes in France in April 2019
France

What changes in France in April 2019

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV
Germany

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

10 golden rules to know if you lose your job in Germany
Germany

10 golden rules to know if you lose your job in Germany

Spaniards rally for better pensions
Spain

Spaniards rally for better pensions

The changes to France’s unemployment benefits you need to know about
France

The changes to France’s unemployment benefits you need to know about

Woman asked to give back nearly 225,000 francs in benefits
Switzerland

Woman asked to give back nearly 225,000 francs in benefits

Declining number of sick days being taken in Sweden
Sweden

Declining number of sick days being taken in Sweden

Swiss court: Insurers can no longer spy on people receiving disability benefit
Switzerland

Swiss court: Insurers can no longer spy on people receiving disability benefit

Woman and sons jailed for faking disability to claim benefits
Sweden

Woman and sons jailed for faking disability to claim benefits

Danish Isis fighters paid disability benefits in Syria
Denmark

Danish Isis fighters paid disability benefits in Syria

Lower Austria cuts social security benefits
Austria

Lower Austria cuts social security benefits

Austria pushes for brake on child benefits paid abroad
Austria

Austria pushes for brake on child benefits paid abroad

Sweden gets tougher on immigrating parents
Sweden

Sweden gets tougher on immigrating parents

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’
Germany

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Cheating Swedish parents to pay back millions in benefits
Sweden

Cheating Swedish parents to pay back millions in benefits

Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank

Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank

Italian spouses ‘faked break-up to cash in on benefits’
Italy

Italian spouses ‘faked break-up to cash in on benefits’

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare
Germany

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare

Find out what changes in France from April 2016
France

Find out what changes in France from April 2016

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court
Germany

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court

How France is a better place to work than the UK or US
France

How France is a better place to work than the UK or US

France sets new record high for unemployment
France

France sets new record high for unemployment

1 in 3 jobseekers ‘can’t afford enough food’
Germany

1 in 3 jobseekers ‘can’t afford enough food’

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave
Sweden

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave

Germany can stop cash for jobless EU migrants
Germany

Germany can stop cash for jobless EU migrants

Denmark eyes cash bonuses for the jobless
Denmark

Denmark eyes cash bonuses for the jobless

Parents told to pay back millions to Swedish state
Sweden

Parents told to pay back millions to Swedish state

Poorest kids ‘behind before starting school’
Germany

Poorest kids ‘behind before starting school’

‘Blind’ claimant caught using smartphone
Italy

‘Blind’ claimant caught using smartphone

Italy among biggest spenders on pensions
Italy

Italy among biggest spenders on pensions

Germany still paying for crisis fallout
Germany

Germany still paying for crisis fallout

‘Blind’ benefits fraudster caught driving moped
Italy

‘Blind’ benefits fraudster caught driving moped

Should we all get €12,000 a year?
Germany

Should we all get €12,000 a year?

‘Your mum’s 104?’: man caught in pension scam
Italy

‘Your mum’s 104?’: man caught in pension scam

Benefit fraud: Snitches save Sweden millions
Sweden

Benefit fraud: Snitches save Sweden millions

‘Blind’ fraudsters filmed shopping and driving
Italy

‘Blind’ fraudsters filmed shopping and driving

Benefit fraudsters create 10,000 fake jobs
Italy

Benefit fraudsters create 10,000 fake jobs

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats
Sweden

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats

More foreigners claiming Italian benefits
Italy

More foreigners claiming Italian benefits

Thousands from US and UK on German benefits
Germany

Thousands from US and UK on German benefits

Troops show growing discontent amid reforms
Germany

Troops show growing discontent amid reforms

Woman ‘got dead mum’s benefits for eight years’
Italy

Woman ‘got dead mum’s benefits for eight years’

Do benefits harm the unemployed?
Germany

Do benefits harm the unemployed?

Record number of Germans work two jobs
Germany

Record number of Germans work two jobs

Man must sell antique coins to repay benefits
Germany

Man must sell antique coins to repay benefits

MPs push for end to pension guarantee
Germany

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

Family minister’s nursing care proposal assailed
Germany

Family minister’s nursing care proposal assailed

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Sweden

Unions demand tax increases

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Sweden

Early retirement rises – sick leave down

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Sweden

Lower taxes in opposition budget

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Sweden

Students ‘can claim benefits during holidays’

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Sweden

One in five Swedish homes depends on benefits

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Sweden

Self-employed ‘should pay less for unemployed’

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Sweden

Fugitive ‘entitled to state benefits’

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Sweden

Parents of ‘sick kids’ in massive fraud

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Sweden

Benefit cheats ‘owe state 1 billion’

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Sweden

Cheats claim 20 percent of child sickness benefit

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Sweden

Few divide parental leave equally

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Sweden

Sick benefits to be curtailed

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Sweden

Benefits agency closes 309 offices

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Sweden

Workers ‘will leave unions after fee rise’

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Sweden

Controversial benefit cuts backed by MPs

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Sweden

Cash bonus to get jobless back to work

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Sweden

Social Democrats ‘cannot reverse benefit cuts’

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Sweden

Benefit cheats threatened with jail

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Sweden

Swedes abroad run from student debts

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Sweden

Dads still not taking ‘fair share’ of parental leave

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Sweden

Who pays for Sweden’s free lunch?

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Sweden

Ever more young people in early retirement

Swedes turn on benefit cheats
Sweden

Swedes turn on benefit cheats

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Sweden

Government offers money for stay-at-home parents

95 percent of Swedes ‘cheat the system’
Sweden

95 percent of Swedes ‘cheat the system’

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Sweden

Stricter sick rules push up ‘last resort’ benefit claims

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Sweden

Major reduction in sick leave claims

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Sweden

Sweden’s welfare rolls continue to shrink

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Sweden

Greens demand interest on late social security payments

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Sweden

Sweden reins in sick leave payouts

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Sweden

Fewer claiming benefits in Sweden: report

Five percent of Swedes on sickness benefits
Sweden

Five percent of Swedes on sickness benefits

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Sweden

Riksdag sets tougher limits for sick benefits

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Sweden

Billions in benefits paid out in error

Government pledges boost for big families
Sweden

Government pledges boost for big families

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Sweden

Faked cerebral palsy netted millions in benefit

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Sweden

More Swedes denied sick benefits

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Sweden

Sick benefit reform puts people back to work

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Sweden

Sick benefit claims plateau after falls

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Sweden

Faked illnesses netted fraudsters 75 million

More Swedes appeal sickness benefits denials
Sweden

More Swedes appeal sickness benefits denials

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Sweden

Disabled ‘trafficked’ to Sweden in benefits fraud

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle
Sweden

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle

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Sweden

Long-term unemployed tapped for Swedish cultural preservation bid

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Sweden

More Swedes dependent on welfare payments

Sweden alters parental leave benefit rules
Sweden

Sweden alters parental leave benefit rules

Benefits cheats defraud Sweden of billions
Sweden

Benefits cheats defraud Sweden of billions

Agency to probe small-time cheats
Sweden

Agency to probe small-time cheats

Sickness benefits claims break agency’s budget
Sweden

Sickness benefits claims break agency’s budget

Sweden to scale down political pensions
Sweden

Sweden to scale down political pensions

Swede collects benefits for candy and hairspray
Sweden

Swede collects benefits for candy and hairspray

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Sweden

Politician got benefits for son working abroad

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Sweden

Fake wheelchair man accused of conning carer

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report
Sweden

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report

‘Stupid’ to keep sick pay rule: Christian Democrats
Sweden

‘Stupid’ to keep sick pay rule: Christian Democrats

‘Blind’ Bari man claims benefits for 30 years
Italy

‘Blind’ Bari man claims benefits for 30 years

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape
France

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape

France adjusts consumer prices and benefits
France

France adjusts consumer prices and benefits

Jobseeker thanks welfare for financing trip
France

Jobseeker thanks welfare for financing trip

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France

Government told to do more about benefit fraud

Call for law change as number of children abroad receiving benefits rises
Germany

Call for law change as number of children abroad receiving benefits rises

‘No cuts’ to child benefits for EU-migrants
Austria

‘No cuts’ to child benefits for EU-migrants

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you
Germany

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you

Germany takes refugees’ valuables ‘to pay for their stay’
Germany

Germany takes refugees’ valuables ‘to pay for their stay’

Court: EU migrants can be denied local benefits
Austria

Court: EU migrants can be denied local benefits

Sharp rise in EU jobless in Germany
Germany

Sharp rise in EU jobless in Germany

Germany plans to ban EU benefit fraudsters
Germany

Germany plans to ban EU benefit fraudsters

‘Germany can deny foreigners benefits’
Germany

‘Germany can deny foreigners benefits’

Court grants EU migrants German jobless benefits
Germany

Court grants EU migrants German jobless benefits

Swedes and immigrants rely on benefits equally
Sweden

Swedes and immigrants rely on benefits equally

France has ‘no choice’ but to freeze benefits
France

France has ‘no choice’ but to freeze benefits

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Sweden

Moderates: ‘Immigrants should sign Swedish contract’