Germany is a Country of Immigration

Global migration and increasing diversity are key challenges. Today and Tomorrow.

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New Policy Brief published: “So, where are you originally from?”

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SVR Expert Council Member Gianni D’Amato speaks on integrating refugees at the Aurora Dialogues

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Blue Card: Ambitious Immigration Policy for Germany

After many years with an attitude to labour migration that can at best be described as reluctant, in recent years, Germany’s immigration policy has undergone a rapid change from a policy of protection to a policy of recruitment. Since August 2012, Germany has created many legal possibilities for immigration that are liberal and open when compared internationally. The Blue Card in particular, which was introduced under the scope of the EU's Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment, has proven effective as a way to attract highly skilled immigrants from non-EU countries. In 2016 alone, more than 6,600 people came to Germany under the Blue Card scheme. Full advantage has not yet been taken of this ... More ...

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