Germany becomes most favorite immigration destination after US, OECD reports

May 23, 2014
Germany favorite immigration destination after US

Germany has now become one of the most prominent immigration destination spots next to the US, because of its excellent market economy for the overseas workers.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the data according to which immigration to Germany has increased around 40% in 2012.Crisis in the euro zone had a huge impact on the movement of workers in Europe and beyond. According to the data, within five years i.e. from 2007 to 2012 people coming from overseas to Germany for employment has  increased to 72% constituting approximately 400,000, where as it was fallen to 60% in Spain and 73% in Ireland over the period.

Administrator of migration division of OECD, Thomas Liebig, told that such a drastic raise of migration from one year to other is not seen usually in any of the key OECD countries.

Three-quarters of the new immigrants were citizens of other European countries, who do not neither require a visa nor a work permit to settle in Germany.

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