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Germany has received record highest levels in past 16 years of influx of immigrants from Greece, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary during the year 2011.
The statistics office of Germany shows that 958000 migrants entered Germany in 2011 and only 679,000 left the country. The net inflow of 279000 is the highest since the year 1996.
The number of Greek nationals moving to Germany was increased by 90 per cent in 2011 as compared to Greeks arriving in 2010. About 24,000 Greeks entered Germany.
The influx of the people from Spain increase by 52 per cent in 2011. The number of 21,000 Spaniards were admitted into the country.
The statistics indicate that majority of the immigrants entering the country were from the new European Union member states from Eastern Europe such as Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.
The reason for leap in the immigration levels can be the fact that Germany’s exemption to European Union Rules on free movement of labour has expired, thus labours from the EU member states where the financial conditions are alarmingly worse have entered in large numbers.
The combined number of people entering from Poland and Hungary to Germany in 2011 was 212,000 which was an increase of 53,000 people from the year 2010.
Germany has the approximate population of about 81.8 million people in 2011.
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