Prominent politicians of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) called for exceptions to the country's recent minimum wage law in order to make access to the job market possible to refugees, many of which have little or no qualification, write Martin Greive and Ulf Poschardt in Die Welt.

Saxony-Anhalt's conservative premier Reiner Haseloff told Die Welt that the minimum wage should not apply for entry-level or training positions and special provisions must facilitate the job search of unqualified workers.

Another CDU senior member, Jens Spahn, argued that refugees need exceptions to the minimum wage, especially in the services sector, and that German industry must make internships, training and entry-level jobs available to them.

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