Ukraine (bbabo.net), - The population of Germany is growing rapidly due to refugees. As of June 30, 2022, almost 2.9 million more people lived in the country than at the end of 2014. This was announced today, November 29, by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), according to Deutsche Welle (foreign media, recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation).
“The growth is mainly due to the migration of refugees in connection with the war and violence in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq in 2015 and 2016, as well as after the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” the German statistics office said.
In addition, there was a steady inflow from EU countries - Romania, Bulgaria and Poland.
The number of persons with foreign citizenship in Germany increased by 4.341 million, while in Germany it decreased by 1.458 million.
From the end of 2014 to the beginning of July 2022, the proportion of the working-age population (15 to 65 years old) in Germany fell from 65.8 percent to 63.6 percent.
“The dynamics, however, have been softened by migration from abroad,” Destatis noted.
Among foreigners, the share of persons aged 15 to 65 also decreased: from 81.1 to 75.9 percent. However, it is still significantly higher than in the same age group with German citizenship (falling from 64.2 to 61.6 percent).
At the same time, at the end of June 2022, the proportion of people of working age was 83.1% for Poles, 81% for Romanians and 77.5% for Bulgarians.
“This indicates immigration with the specific purpose of employment in the labor market (FRG),” the federal office explained.
Among Ukrainians, this figure is much lower - 64.3%.
From January to June 2022, the migration inflow amounted to 1.046 million people with foreign citizenship.
This is the highest net immigration figure in a six-month period since German reunification.
The largest share in the influx of migrants fell on citizens of Ukraine (740,000 people). This figure for Syrians increased from 20,000 to 23,000, for Afghans it almost quadrupled (from 7,000 to 28,000).
Earlier, the head of the European People's Party (EPP) faction in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, called on the EU countries to show more solidarity in the issue of accepting Ukrainian refugees in the coming winter.
“This unprecedented challenge will have to be taken up equally by all EU member states,” he said.
Meanwhile, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on November 26 drew attention to the fact that refugees from Ukraine are very unevenly distributed in the host countries of the EU. According to the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany dated November 21, which the publication referred to, there are now 1,027,789 Ukrainian refugees in Germany.
“This is almost nine times more than in France,” said Bild am Sonntag.
According to her calculations, only Bavaria, the most prosperous region of Germany, received more Ukrainians than France, the largest state in Western Europe.