File photo of people standing next to a bus departing from Sofia's central bus station, headed to London via Austria, Germany and France January 2, 2014. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed ... more 
File photo of people standing next to a bus departing from Sofia's central bus station, headed to London via Austria, Germany and France January 2, 2014. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed January 8, 2014, to explore new policies to stop immigrants abusing German welfare benefits in an effort to defuse a row in the new coalition over migrants from Romania and Bulgaria. Immigration has become a hot issue in Germany as well as Britain and France, due to the lifting of restrictions on the rights of Romanians and Bulgarians to work anywhere in the 28-nation European Union from January 1. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) less 
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