As was published recently in the last statistics, Germany's population has grown in 2011. It happened the first time in eight years. How Germany was able to reverse this result? Miracle has not been happened. Germany managed to overcome the loss of population due to immigration. As reported by the Federal Statistics Office, the mortality rate in 2011 continued to exceed the birth rate. The number of deaths outstrips the number of births by nearly 185,000. But at the same time, the number of people who came to Germany is about 240 000 more than the number who left.
Germany's population has increased mainly due to new immigration from Eastern Europe. Most immigrants arrived in Germany from countries that joined the European Union in 2004, particularly from Poland. German economy needs young labor force. Population aging leads to problems with the payments of pensions. But, according to experts, this is not a stable trend, and may be short-term phenomenon. It is necessary to increase the birth rate. But how is possible to achieve this?