In the opinion of the FDP politician Stephan Thomae, the Federal Republic must do significantly more to bring foreign skilled workers into the country.
According to the FDP politician Stephan Thomae, the Federal Republic must do more to bring foreign skilled workers to Germany. Germany must become “the most attractive immigration country in Europe”, he told the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “The labor shortage endangers the economy and social security in our country,” emphasized the Liberal. “Pensions are only secure if there are enough contributors in the future, especially if the baby boomers are now retiring.” This requires modern immigration law that makes immigration easier and not more difficult with bureaucratic hurdles. In Thomae’s opinion, the Grand Coalition’s Skilled Immigration Act was not sufficient to bring foreign workers onto the job market.
In response to criticism from CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt that citizenship was being “squandered” by the traffic light plans, Thomae countered: “No one gets German citizenship just like that.” High integration requirements would continue to apply. The FDP man emphasized: “Unlike for the Union, it is not important to us where someone comes from, but where someone wants to go.”