IMF: Greece's GDP spend on asylum seekers 6th highest in EU

Society Tags: Asylum seekers

The fiscal cost to Greece of asylum seekers was 0.17 percent of GDP, or some €300 million euros, in 2015, according to a new report from the IMF that looks at the economic effects of refugee crisis on Europe. 

Greece’s fiscal cost figure ranked sixth out of 18 EU countries and Serbia, the report found. At the top of the table was Sweden, which spent 0.5 percent of GDP in caring for asylum seekers, followed by Denmark (0.47 percent), Germany and Italy (0.20 pe...

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