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Új Szó (Slowakei) - Slovakia | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today's flood of refugees only the beginning

The current influx of refugees into Europe is just the start, the Hungarian-language Slovakian paper Új Szó writes with an eye to a UN forecast: "Between 2010 and 2015, an average of 4.1 million people migrated every year from developing countries to the industrial states. By 2050 a further 91 million refugees are expected. ... The anticipated demographic developments are worrying indeed. While Europe's population (roughly 38 billion today) will stagnate, according to the UN, Africa's population will rise from 1.2 billion to 2.5 billion. ... This means today's dramatic flood of refugees is just a mild foretaste of what's to come. If the UN forecast proves correct, Europe as we know it will unrecognisable. The immigrants and their descendants will be the majority in many EU states by 2050."

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