The challenges Germany is facing in integrating its migrant population were summed up by the government’s commissioner for integration, refugees and integration. Aydan Özoğuz said up to three quarters of the country’s refugees will still be unemployed in five years’ time.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Özoğuz said only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five years, and “for many others we will need up to 10”.

Özoğuz said the authori...

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