German coalition government wants to relax rules for foreign employment


German coalition leaders have agreed to lower bureaucratic barriers for foreigners seeking work in the country.

Under the terms of the preliminary national budget for 2025, approved on Friday by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck and Finance Minister Christian Lindner, the powers of German immigration authorities to refuse work permits will be limited.

Habeck said foreigners should be automatically allowed to work in Germany unless immigration authorities object within 14 days.

By integrating more refugees and potential taxpayers into the labor market, this could be a “lever for more growth,” Habeck stressed.

The Green politician says he often encounters employers who struggle to hire qualified workers due to bureaucratic hurdles.

No further details about the proposal have yet been released.

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