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Refugees May Hold Potential to Boost European Economies

Syrian war refugees – many of them young, skilled and aspirational – represent an opportunity Europe should embrace rather than fear, some observers and refugees themselves say. If properly integrated, young refugees could be a resource to overcome a dire demographic threat to Europe. More than one-fifth of Europeans will be 65 or older by 2025, according to the European Commission, and Europe will face a severe problem funding retirement benefits. "Young people can be a positive...

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