This German mayor has a refreshing approach to migrants

Louis Dor
Sunday 16 August 2015 15:00

Germany has been dealing with a low birth rate for years and faces a challenge adapting to the ageing population of the country.


Goslar, in central Germany, is a prime example of this problem, with spare housing and a decreasing population.

Mayor Oliver Junk believes he has the answer, telling The Guardian he wants more immigrants in his town.

We have plenty of empty housing, and rather than see it decay we could give new homes to immigrants, helping them, and so give our town a future.

The people appear to agree with his policies - he was elected for an eight-year term in 2011 with nearly 94 per cent of the vote in 2011.

He has also implored other politicians to take on a national model that encourages migration to areas which need it most, rather than creating overly crowded areas in already busy cities.

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