The World from Berlin It's Time for Germany to Change Its Immigration Laws

Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle wants to make Germany more attractive to foreign specialists by offering them financial incentives to immigrate. It is not a new idea, and neither is the debate that has ensued. But commentators say the time has come to open up the gates to qualified workers.
Qualified foreigners, like this specialist in India, have long shown a preference for the US and Canada over Germany.

Qualified foreigners, like this specialist in India, have long shown a preference for the US and Canada over Germany.

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-- Charles Hawley