Germany is set to pass a law this week making it easier for skilled workers, especially from outside the European Union, to immigrate after the government came to agreement today.

Member of Social Democratic Party, Katja Mast said the long-overdue reforms would modernize Germany’s immigration policies, while Free Democrats Johannes Vogel and the Greens’ Irene Mihalic insisted that it must be passed this week.

According to the labour ministry, the number of job vacancies in 2022 was at a record high of nearly 2 million and the law will allow Europe’s largest economy combat a labour shortage.

According to the draft legislation, which was unveiled by the government at the end of March, the reform could increase the number of workers from countries outside the EU by 60,000 people a year.

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