Labor Market Does Germany Benefit from Balkan Immigrants?

A debate over whether Germany profits from Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants has flared up since the EU opened its labor market to these workers. Statisticians are struggling to come up with conclusive evidence on either side of the argument.
Passengers in Sofia, Bulgaria board a bus destined for Germany in 2008.

Passengers in Sofia, Bulgaria board a bus destined for Germany in 2008.

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