Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Disappearing Deutschland

Will the last German leaving Germany, please turn out the lights?
More Germans left the country in 2007 than in any year since reunification in 1990, new figures from the Federal Statistics Office reveal.
The figures showed 165,180 German citizens migrated elsewhere last year, an increase of nearly 10,000 from 2006, with Switzerland, the United States, Poland and Austria the top destinations. A total of 111,291 Germans returned from abroad, resulting in a net loss of 53,889 citizens in 2007, the third straight year in which more Germans have left the country than returned. . . .
[T]he state of the economy, high taxes and immigration are all seen as contributing factors.
Via The Corner, where the factors are discussed.

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