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Hungary starts infringement procedure on Austria for cutting benefits to foreign EU workers

Hungary has turned to the EU with a view to initiating an infringement procedure against Austria over the benefits for family members of workers posted abroad.
On January 1, Austria cut family benefits paid for foreigners working in the country to the price levels of the country of residence of the child.
As a result of the benefit cuts, the Austrian government now only pays 56 percent of the official family allowance to Hungarians working there if their children live in Hungary.
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