Parliamentary State Secretary Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller welcomed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy Zornitsa Rusinova of Bulgaria to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for talks.
On 28 June 2017, State Secretary Yasmin Fahimi welcomed the Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs, Pierre Bou Assi, to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for talks. With an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, Lebanon is the country with the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.
On 12 June 2017, State Secretary Thorben Albrecht welcomed Anna Ekström, Sweden’s Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, for talks on the integration of refugees into schools and vocational training as well as the general labour market.
Our aim must be to find decent jobs for the people coming to us. Refugee newcomers will fast become our neighbours and colleagues. We are well aware that the Federal Employment Agency and the job centres face a huge, new challenge. We want to be as well prepared as possible.