Immigration is a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon. The Federal Government is steadfast in its support of freedom of movement, and Germany benefits from it. At the same time, we must acknowledge that immigration may also entail considerable problems.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Confederation of German Employers' Associations and the German Federation of Trade Unions want to make a common effort to help prevent mental illness.
The Federal Government's Old-age security report is compiled every four years and reports on the different pension systems, the income situation of today's pensioners, the uptake of additional private retirement provision and the future pension level.
1 May 2011 marks the end of the transitional arrangements on freedom of movement for the new member states that acceded to the European Union in 2004. With the expiry of the transitional arrangements, so-called EU-8 nationals no longer need a work permit for employment in Germany.
The Conference on the implementation of Article 7 of the Framework Directive on Occupational Health and Safety 89/391/EEC was organised under the German EU Council Presidency by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).