Berlin needs €67 billion to educate refugees

Young refugees accepted by Germany since the beginning of last year will cost the country an extra €67 billion (US$76 billion) to educate and train, according to a new assessment of the bill for the migrant influx, writes David Charter for The Australian.

The new school year is getting under way with calls for 25,000 more teachers and reports that thousands of migrant children will be denied a classroom place because schools are full. About 40% of the 1.1 million people who arrived in Germany last year and the 220,000 who came during the first half of this year are believed to be aged 20 or under.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is expected to face a backlash at her home state’s elections next month in the latest opportunity for Germans to give their verdict on her decision to allow so many asylum seekers into the country, putting a huge strain on resources.
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