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This article from The Economist puts the finger on the painful question of the "economic cost" of hosting refugees.
Read the article and comment on the European experiences in this respect in your journal.
You can also comment on what others have done in their own journals!
Long term benefits
When refugees go to Germany and, upon arrival, make efforts to integrate into the culture, learn the language and get jobs, then the country can count on a long term investment, considering the pension system and workforce this can bring into the country.