Germany OKs Bill To Allow More Skilled Workers

Law360 (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an effort to enhance Germany's ability to compete economically, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to allow skilled workers into the country at lower income levels.

According to a release on the Web site of the German Interior Ministry, the proposed change in the country's immigration law lowers the minimum salary for admittance by 22,800 euros – or more than $33,500, by Wednesday's exchange rate.

Lowering the salary requirement to 63,600 euros from the current 86,400 euros would increase the pool of...
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