Posted on January 26, 2022

Germany Needs Immigration of 400,000 Workers Per Year, FDP Says

Carolynn Look, Bloomberg, January 21, 2022

Germany needs to attract about 400,000 foreign workers per year to mitigate the economic impact of its aging society, according to the caucus leader of the country’s FDP party.

“The shortage of skilled workers is now so serious that it is dramatically slowing down our economy,” Christian Duerr said in an interview with WirtschaftsWoche. {snip}

Duerr’s FDP is part of the three-way coalition that took office late last year, and is pushing a revamped immigration strategy as one of its flagship projects. {snip}