East and West Germany become one country again. It was former the GDR and BRD now its Gemany.
Contrary to what right wing nutters and British tabloids (as if there's a difference) claim, freedom of movement in no way guarantees access to any kind of social welfare.
See translation of https://www.kindergeld.org/kindergeld-fuer-auslaender/
"Foreigners living in Germany are also entitled to German child benefit if they have the corresponding settlement permit or other residence permits that entitle them to receive child benefit. Nationals of EU states and the European Economic Area (and equivalent states) are entitled to child benefit even without a settlement permit or other residence permit, as these are on an equal footing with German citizens due to the free movement of EU citizens."
Building a social safety net in Bulgaria and Romania is near impossible because of the corruption there. Germany ranks 9 on the Global Transparency Index while Bulgaria and Romania both rank 69 (not nice). They're some of the most corrupt countries in Europe, creating a functioning social safety net there is near impossible. So I totally get why people there would leave to Germany or similar western EU countries. https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2020/index/nzl
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