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Thursday, January 24, 2013

EU Debt Crisis Spurs Migration To Germany

People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost million people now out of work. (Paul White/AP)

People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost million people now out of work. (Paul White/AP)

Europe’s debt crisis hasn’t just been ruining lives for people across the continent, it has also been changing where people can live and work.

The latest figures show that an increasing number of people – especially young people – are migrating to Germany, where the economy is doing relatively well.

They come from the countries in southern Europe that have been hit hard by the economic downturn.

In the first half of 2012, immigration from Spain to Germany increased by more than 50 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

The BBC’s Europe correspondent Matthew Price reports from Cologne, on the new wave of migration caused by Europe’s debt crisis.


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