EU Sees Migrants as Contributors to Economic Growth

“European Union Predicts Economic Gains From Influx of Migrants,”  by James Kantor for the New York Times:

European Union officials on Thursday put a positive economic spin on the bloc’s refugee crisis.

In a forecast, officials predicted that the three million migrants expected over the next three years would provide at least a small lift — a net gain of perhaps a quarter of 1 percent to the European economy by 2017.

With that prediction, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, used one of its periodic economic forecasts to wade into one of the most divisive issues Europe has faced in decades: migration…

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