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- State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Ilze Petersone-Godmane warns about the consequences of lowering benefits for refugees
According to the State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Ilze Petersone-Godmane, as a result of lowering refugee benefits below the minimum of subsistence level there will be a risk that the refugees will concentrate in the big cities and form closed communities. As reported, the governing coalition agreed to lower the benefit for refugees or persons with alternative status from EUR 256 down to EUR 139 per month. Mrs Petersone-Godmane believes that the benefit in the amount of EUR 256 would be sufficient in order to relocate refugees to Latvian regions. Vesti Segodnya