Posted on May 22, 2018

Germany Sees Migration-Related Spending of 78 Billion Euros Through 2022: Report

Reuters, May 19, 2018

{snip} Der Spiegel magazine {snip} cited a document drafted by the German Finance Ministry which estimates federal spending of around 70 billion euros through 2022, plus an additional eight billion euros that the federal government agreed to transfer to states and local communities to cover their costs through 2021.

Social payments to migrants in Germany are projected to account for about 21 billion euros through 2022, with another 13 billion to be spent on language courses and other integrative measures, the magazine cited the document as saying.

Processing, registration and accommodations for refugees would cost 5.2 billion, according to the estimate.