The Federal Council has published Figures on social assistance: As he writes, based on the year 2017, around 345’000 people at least once on social assistance. At around 196 000 people, or 57 percent, were foreigners, the Federal Council in its answer to an Interpellation of the Bernese SVP-national Council of Erich Hess ().

The Numbers include the economic, social assistance and social assistance in the refugee and asylum area. Of the social assistance covers trays and recipients of foreign nationality were most of them from Eritrea, followed by Syria. Third persons are from Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. In Afghanistan, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Somalia will follow.

71’000 with subsidiary

a total of 71’000 people, or 36 percent of the social assistance covers gutters and senior citizens with a foreign nationality, had 2017 on a C permit, as the Federal Council writes in his published on Thursday in response.

He also refers to a report he had published in June. In it the options are set out, such as foreigners from countries outside the EU and EFTA, the access to social assistance in Switzerland, it may be more difficult. Among other things, measures for family reunification are up for discussion. The Numbers in this report refer to third-country nationals without the field of asylum and non-EU/EFTA area.

measures against

taken Only recently, the Federal Council and the Parliament, measures have been taken to allow provisionally admitted persons, the work, or to make it easier. Thus, the requirement for authorisation has been replaced by a notification obligation and special levy on wages deleted. Further, since 2018, the Integration-apprenticeship training for refugees and temporarily admitted.

Last week, the Federal Council has sent in addition a template in the consultation process, to provisionally make it easier to subjects ‘ access to the labour market. New to the Canton of change, if you have in another Canton, is a place.

Tentatively, to persons in Switzerland, no asylum, because they are not tracked individually, but not to the country of origin sent back can be recorded. Many come from Eritrea, Syria and Afghanistan.

(SDA/sf)