While many people have heard that Europe is being filled to the brim with new immigrants, this isn’t actually true in most areas. There are even villages that are looking for more people to move there and there are a number of cities that are looking for more people to help them grow as well. The immigration situation in the whole of Europe really depends on where you are looking and what you are interested in when you are looking to move. Indeed, European cities don’t even begin to come close to cities in other parts of the world in terms of density, which is one of the many reasons that people look forward to moving to Europe for an enjoyable life.
Right now immigration is high to countries that have advanced very far. This includes Sweden, Germany, The UK, and France. However, it doesn’t include some countries that are actually moving along quite nicely and that have been coming up with innovated technological solutions. These are countries like Estonia and Latvia.
Immigration has also been following the high paid technology and alternative energy jobs. This is very typical, but as other countries are putting in new programs, it is likely that immigration will begin to move towards those countries as well. In addition, many different countries in the EU are looking to bring in people from other countries to fill holes in their own industries, opening up jobs that pay well above the average for the countries that they are located within. This means that many people who have immigrated out of these countries are finding their way back, changing the immigration patterns as well.
Most of the countries have programs in place to ensure that anyone who is coming into a country will quickly learn the language, learn the customs, and be able to contribute as well. Their commitment to creating these social safety nets has been a bit draining on the economies for the past few years, but has resulted in high employment rates and most of the union has found that they are not encountering many issues from these programs.
Countries like Greece are however finding that immigration is too much for them to handle at this time. This is not actually because there are too many people coming into the country, but because Greece has not been able to pay back the debts that it owes as a country and has not been able to ensure that the people within the country are actually being taken care of as they should. With their social programs in a state of disrepair and without anything to leverage in the fight for the rights of their people, they are simply not able to take in any immigrants, even those with skills that they sorely need.
We know of an immigrant from Serbia who came to the US and worked for a duct cleaning company in our local area. He said that there are so many Muslims coming in that it was easier to move to the US and find work than to compete with them. But overall, the typical immigrant coming into Europe is highly educated and those who are moving within the EU itself are hard workers who are filling needed slots in the economies of various different countries.