Ingo Kramer, head of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), told the Munich-based magazine Focus on Friday that Germany needed immigration to sustain its job market and social system, given that its population is aging.
Germany’s image as a business location was being damaged, Kramer said, by the impression that foreigners were the targets of Monday evening protests held since October by the PEGIDA movement in Dresden.
The group, which purports to be patriotically European and anti-Islamic, drew German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ire on Wednesday when she called its leaders racists who were full of hatred.
Kramer, like Merkel, said German society had a moral responsibility to help refugees fleeing conflict regions…
Japan is aging too but they are managing somehow. More business interests caring more about short term profits than the long term consequences for the country. These types are really starting to get on my nerves.