Germany has now become the world’s second most popular destination for immigrants. While most migrants belong to eastern European countries, an increasing number are from southern European countries.
According to a survey of permanent migration published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday, Germany ranked eighth in 2009 and climbed to second place in 2012 with the total number of permanent migrants entering the country rising by an annual 400,000 or 38 per cent.
“This really is a boom … no other OECD country has experienced such a rise,” said Thomas Liebig, an expert on international migration at the OECD. The sovereign debt crisis has led to soaring youth unemployment in Spain, Portugal and Greece, forcing many to leave.
Source: GMA News