Germany has said it is expecting 800,000 migrants to cross into the country this year alone, while its Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the wealthy nation would actively make room for half-a-million migrants each year.
Meanwhile, David Cameron announced Britain would accept up to 20,000 over the next five years – meaning the UK could expect to welcome around 4,000 people fleeing war and torture each year until 2020.
But why such a stark difference?
Many are pointing to the fact that Germany’s population is in rapid decline – meaning the country is becoming more and more reliant on workers from abroad.
In contrast, the UK is predicted to become by far the largest country in Europe in in just two decades, with the population jumping by 21 million to 85 million.
The latest figures, released by the EU’s official statistics body, Eurostat, show that by 2080, the number of people living in Germany will have slumped by 15 million.
It means that in 22 years time, Britain’s population will have overtaken that of France and Germany.
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