Analysis: Immigration in Europe
- The impact on growth in the euro area
- An economic slowdown
- Possible solutions
- A decline in interest rates
- A redefinition of the role of the ECB
The European countries which host the largest number of foreigners are Germany, France and the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent, Spain. Germany receives about 7 million migrants and France, the United Kingdom and Spain 3 million each. Nevertheless, these large numbers of migrants received does not automatically mean that the proportion of foreigners among the total population of a country is high.
Indeed, among the nations that have the highest rates of foreigners is Switzerland with over 20% of its total population and the Baltic countries (Estonia and Latvia) with more than 10%. Germany, Austria and Belgium possess shares of migrants between 7.5% and 10% of the national population.
Tags: Immigrant Population, Foreigners in Europe, Immigration in Europe