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Parliamentary questions
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20 March 2017
E-001852-17
Question for written answer E-001852-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Pascal Arimont (PPE)

 Subject:  Child benefit cuts for EU nationals living and working in other Member States
 Answer in writing 

The option of basing child benefits for workers from other EU Member States on the cost of living and standard social benefits in their home country has been and is being discussed in Germany and some other Member States.

— What view does the Commission take of this sort of proposal?— Can the Commission confirm that the proposal outlined above would violate the principle of free movement, which provides that everybody who pays taxes and social contributions in the EU, regardless of their nationality, should receive equal benefits?

Original language of question: DE 
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