The city of Offenbach, near Germany’s major economic hub of Frankfurt on the Main, hosts a large number of migrants who sometimes face challenges to integrate into the labour market and into the local community.
One such family is the Milanovs, who migrated from Bulgaria to Germany 10 years ago.
It’s been a decade of hardships, marked by unstable jobs, homelessness as well as language and cultural barriers. But new EU initiatives on minimum income could help improve the lives of people like the Milanovs.
EU minimum income scheme
In the last two years, a publicly funded social safety net has allowed the Milanov family to foresee a brighter future. The EU’s minimum income scheme like the one the family benefitted from become even more effective in helping to lift Europe’s most vulnerable households out of poverty and into the labour market.
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