Spain has unveiled a plan to offer immigrants money to return home in an effort to boost its struggling economy.
The government says it will give volunteers forty percent of their unemployment benefits if they accept the proposal.
A month after they have left and provided proof of their return to their country of origin, they will then be entitled to the remaining sixty percent in one lump sum.
Having agreed to the deal, the immigrants would be forbidden from returning to work in Spain for three years, but they will be treated as priorities after five years.
The government adopting the measure to combat fast rising unemployment following the collapse of Spain’s building industry which employs many immigrants, mainly from Morocco, Ecuador and Colombia.