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Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain demand sanctions against "social tourism" within the EU. The Interior Ministers signed a letter to the EU-commission yesterday (Thurs) without naming certain states.

The ministers demand a refusal of re-entry and the possibility to deport migrants who abuse the free movement of people and the social systems of the states.

"Several communities and towns in several member states are under a massive burden due to certain migrants from other member states. These migrants abuse the opportunities, offered by the free movement of people, despite fulfilling the conditions to use this right", the letter stated.

The Interior Ministers Johanna Mikl-Leitner (Austria), Hans Peter Friedrich (Germany), Fred Teeven (Netherlands) and Theresa May (Great Britain) signed the letter.

They complain about "significant additional costs" which occur due to the provision of school education, health care and housing. A significant number of these migrants also receive social support, although they are not really entitled to get it.

The current EU regulations state that EU citizens who were deported due to fraud or faking documents cannot be banned from reentering the country on the following day.

"We are discussing sanctions such as deportation and refusing re-entry in appropriate time intervals", the letter further stated. The ministers demand a debate at the next EU Interior council at the beginning of June.

The ministers also demand to receive further means in order to support the integration of the affected people.

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