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Germany allots 93.6 billion euros to refugees till 2020

BERLIN- Germany plans to allot around 93.6 billion euros to spend on refugees. The German government plans to spend this amount by the end of 2020 on the expenses relating to refugee crisis.

The reports have been sourced from a draft of federal finance ministry for negotiations with the country’s 16 states. This figure is going to tense the situation as there are already many anti-immigration movements going on in the country.

In the meanwhile, the number refugees arriving here have fallen this year in the wake of a deal between the European Union and Turkey that was designed to give Turks visa-free travel to Europe in return for stemming the flow of migrants.

According to the German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, the finance ministry’s calculations include the costs for accommodating and integrating refugees as well as tackling the root causes for people fleeing from crisis-stricken regions.

Officials based their estimates on 600,000 migrants arriving this year, 400,000 next year and 300,000 in each of the following years, the report said, adding that they expected 55 percent of recognized refugees to have a job after five years.

The report says that 25.7 billion euros ($29.07 billion) would be needed for jobless payments, rent subsidies and other benefits for recognized asylum applicants by the end of 2020.