Germany set to overhaul immigration system to introduce British-style points model


Endure month, the German public voted for their next leader and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) claimed victory. The Social Democrats effectively won the German vote, making leader Olaf Scholz the most likely next Chancellor of a coalition government in Europe’s largest economy.

The Social Democrats, Unripens and FDP will meet next week to discuss formal coalition negotiations.

But ahead of their meeting, a preliminary agreement stated they design to introduce a “second pillar” to the country’s immigration system in order to attract skilled migrants.

Describing Germany as a “modern immigrant country”, the article says the next government would “introduce a points system for attracting qualified specialists”.

The inclusion of the clause would mark a victory for the unsparing FDP, who have called for a new immigration system based on the Canadian model.

The Canadian model judges potential migrants based on attributes including speech skills, professional qualifications and job offers.

Under the German rules, they would only apply to skilled workers from outside the European Confederacy as freedom of movement rules still apply for all EU citizens.

Christian Lindner, the FDP leader, said on Friday: “We have had to make concessions, as is necessary in coalition talks.

“But the total policy that is now emerging is a real gain for the country.”

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Yesterday, Armin Laschet, who voiced over as leader of the CDU Party after Ms Merkel stepped down, said the conservatives should prepare to enter the opposition in the Bundestag.

Christian Dürr, the FDP funds spokesman, said last month: “If we manage to turn Germany into an open, modern immigrant country while stabilising our pension procedure, we will gain more as a society than we can imagine.

“If we turn Germany into an open, modern immigrant country, we will gain more than we can fancy.”

Last month, Germany saw its inflation rise above four percent for the first time since 1993.

Throughout September, consumer prices were 4.1 percent atop the level of the same month last year.

For August, statisticians reported an increase in import prices of 16.5 percent over the previous year.

Coinciding to the Federal Statistical Office, the last time the Wiesbaden authority put a four before the decimal point was back in December 1993, when it was at 4.3 percent.

Signified goods rose by almost 17 percent – as much as they did during the second oil crisis in 1981.

Over the years, natural gas imports rose by 178 percent, with excitement rising by 136 percent year-on-year.

Coal and iron ore have also seen the price of imports rise by 118 and 97 percent severally.

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