RTVS: More than half a million foreigners have no right to stay in Germany

Christian K. Lassen was the guest of the RTVS where he commented on German measures to manage migration.

More than half a million foreigners have no right to stay in Germany. Despite this, the authorities are not able to expel them. The German government has even increased its financial contribution in the case of voluntary departure, but it has been used only by about 4500 people. Is it better to invest directly in the countries from where the migrants come from?

Minister [Gerd Müller] in the proposal mentions a concrete example of an agreement with the German Siemens factory in Iraq where 5000 new electricians would be trained. Providing them with a qualification is a good idea and motivation for them to return, investing in education can improve their future.


The full interview is available in the RTVS radio archive [14:16-15:25].


Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy

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