Rise of immigration in Germany

Most immigrants come from southern and eastern Europe


Immigration in Germany reached a new high in 2012, rising up by 13% compared to 2011 and climbing up to the highest number since 1995. In particular, according to the German Federal Statistics Office, the economic crisis has led to 1.081 million people from southern European countries like Spain, Italy and Greece and from eastern Europe moving to Germany in 2012.

More specifi, the number of immigrants coming from Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy rose by 40% or more compared to 2011. Acco...


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