More immigrants than ever coming to Denmark

One third of the immigrants are non-western

August 18th, 2014 10:37 am| by admin
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Never before have so many foreign citizens moved to Denmark as now, according to a new report from the national stats keepers, Danmarks Statistik.

Within the last year, 59,274 foreigners – hailing mostly from Europe – have arrived in Denmark. Romania leads the way with 4,919, followed by Poland (4,376), while the greatest increase comes from war-torn Syria (2,500), figures revealed.

“In particular, they are coming from EU nations,” Bent Greve, a society researcher from Roskilde University, told Metroxpress newspaper.

“That confirms the image of an open European labour market. It could prove to be a healthy and positive sign for the Danish economy over time.”

Danes returning
One third of the immigrants hail from non-western nations, such as Syria, but India and China are also well-represented in the statistics, with almost 2,000 immigrants arriving from each nation.

Aside from the nearly 60,000 immigrants to arrive, 21,441 people with Danish citizenship have also arrived back in Denmark.

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