There are countries in Europe that receive more immigrants compared to others. The reasons are very diverse, but are usually related to the quality of life, the easiest to find employment or the good conditions of this. Next, we present you the twelve places of the Old Continent that more foreigners receive in proportion to their number of inhabitants.
Luxembourg, at the head of the countries of Europe that receive more immigrantsLuxembourg
This data may surprise you, but the first place in the countries of Europe that receive more immigrants is in Luxembourg. In fact, almost half of its population (more than 45%) is foreign.
Many of them are attracted by the good standard of living of its inhabitants, which also receive very high salaries. And we must not forget the presence of European institutions, with officials from different countries of the U.E.
From Luxembourg we move to another European country with more immigrants: Switzerland, where they represent 29.6% of the total population. Most come from Italy, Germany and Portugal. The reason? Find a job opportunity that is more difficult to find in their place of origin.
Austria, another of the European countries that receive more immigrantsVienna
In Austria, immigrants account for almost a fifth of the population. Specifically, 19%. To this amount is added that of those who access through Germany illegally, a real problem for the country. For example, between January and October 2018, there were no less than 12 323 illegal entry attempts.
During the great migratory crisis of 2015, in which thousands of people crossed the Mediterranean Sea to escape war and persecution, Sweden - like Germany - was a great recipient of refugees. For this reason, The country's foreign population increased considerably to 17.6%.
It is a country traditionally linked to emigration. But, for many years, Ireland is also one of the major recipients of the external population. Nowadays, immigrants represent almost 17% of the total population of the country. There is nothing.
Norway is not only one of the countries in Europe that receives the largest number of immigrants, but also the most tolerant of them, according to a study conducted last year by Spotahome. Likewise, The population of foreigners represents just over 15% of the total population.
Germany, classic among the countries in Europe that receive more immigrants
Germany was one of the countries that favored the most in relation to the reception of refugees, especially Syrians. And in fact, it is thought that the number of foreigners will increase over the next 40 years due to the need for workers. The reason? Compensate for the aging of its population. Today, the foreign population brushes 15%.
From Germany, a country that favors the arrival of refugees, we pass to Estonia, where many of its inhabitants were not particularly enthusiastic about this arrival. And at that time it already had a high percentage of resident foreigners. At present, we are talking about 14.7% of the total population.
Croatia It is located in the middle of one of the main migration routes, so it is not surprising that in recent years it has seen its foreign population increased. In fact, immigration represents 13.4% of the total.
Traditionally, the United Kingdom has been a place of receiving immigrants, both from the European Union and abroad (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ...). Today, the immigrant population slightly exceeds 13%.
However, This situation may change if Brexit ends up moving forward.. In that case it seems that it would be advocated only for the entry of qualified foreigners.
Unlike other countries on the list, Latvia has a prominent percentage of immigrants (13.2% of the total population) because thousands of its inhabitants moved to different places in the European Union Looking for a more prosperous future. All this from his entry into the political community.
European countries that receive more immigrants: Spain
The twelfth place, and very similar to France, is occupied by Spain, with a figure of 13% of population from other countries. The majority of immigrants are from Morocco, Romania and Ecuador.
The countries we have just seen are followed by others such as France, the Netherlands and Slovenia, if we stick to immigration data relative to the beginning of the year 2019.