Bosnians and Herzegovinians were among the most interested in immigrating to Germany, but the coronavirus pandemic slowed down German plans to attract experts from around the world, almost completely halting the migration process.
After a decade of political struggle, Germany has adopted a set of laws related to migration, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country still lacks skilled workers, especially in construction, crafts and health, Klix.ba news portal reports.
Judging by earlier data, more precisely the data from 2019, the citizens of the countries of the Western Balkans are among the most interested in working in Germany.
Before Bosnians and Serbs, only more work visas were granted to Indian citizens.
In 2019, a total of 12,758 work visas were granted to Indian citizens in Germany. Bosnians and Herzegovinians were granted a total of 11,939 work visas, which puts them in second place.
In third place are the citizens of Serbia with 10,624 approved work visas Daniel Terzenbach from the Federal Employment Agency points out for the German Handelsblatt that the pandemic does not change the fact that Germany has an older population and that, among others, IT experts are desperately needed for digitization.