OREANDA-NEWS  The countries of the European Union (EU) have approved the European Commission's proposal to extend temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine until March 2026. This is stated in the statement of the EU Council following the meeting of the Interior ministers in Brussels.

The official decision is planned to be made after legal approval and translation of the document into the languages of the European Union.

Earlier, Swiss Minister of Justice and Police Beat Jans proposed replacing the special protection status of category S with a regular residence permit, "most likely category B" for Ukrainians who are employed in Switzerland.

In February, Bild wrote that in Germany only 25.2 percent of refugees from Ukraine got a job, despite the increase in the number of jobs. The author of the material reported on the reluctance of Ukrainians to work because of high benefits.