Europe’s Anti-Immigrant Leaders Have a Secret

Bloomberg (09/24/2019)
  • Many European nations with rising anti-immigration politicians rely on foreigners to ease labor shortages.
  • Central and European nations (eg Poland, Hungary) suffer from declining birth rates and a brain drain of workers leaving for better opportunities (exodus to Western Europe).
  • According to the IMF, the labor force of 21 European countries will shrink by 25% by 2050.
  • In response, countries including Hungary and Romania have boosted non-EU foreign work permits by 50-100%.
  • Workers come from as far away as China, Vietnam and India.