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Will Italy become a country of migrants in the near future?

    • Will Italy become a country of migrants in the near future?

      At present, at least 600,000 illegal immigrants live in Italy, and this number continues to grow rapidly. Experts say that in 2065 the number of migrants will reach 40% of the total population. That is, after 50 years, the Italian ethnic group, in other words, runs the risk of remaining in the minority. This percentage brings the country closer to Germany, where currently migrant children make up 36% of children.

      A bit of history

      The migration process in Italy is a phenomenon that has always existed.
      The process was continuous and never actually stopped

      1861 -

      the year in which the Italian state is born and migration begins.

      1876 -

      the year in which the General Directorate of Statistics was established, which began to regularly make statistical records.

      1876-1980 -

      immigration of more than 26 million people. In other words, every 10 years, 3.4 million people visit migrants.

      1929-1975 -

      active emigration of the same Italians to other countries. During this period, every fourth Italian emigrated.

      1950 -

      Nowadays, active immigration from African states.

      2015 -

      the year the European migration crisis began.

      Migrations in Italy

      Where does the majority of refugees in Europe come from?

      First quarter of 2018

      Where refugees seek refuge

      First quarter of 2018



      02/28/2018, then chairman of the council Giuseppe Conte said that Italy does not receive sufficient assistance from the European Union in the matter of migrants, and explained that Italy adheres to a policy that is not “far-sighted”.

      In 2018, the new government took tough measures to restrict the migration flow to Italy. As a result, according to official figures, in the same year, the migration flow decreased by 80%. The government is convinced that people in need should be helped at home, not in Europe. And it is unacceptable to encourage those who earn money by attracting migrants to Europe.

      In the autumn of that year, a decree “On Security and Migration” came into force, which provides for a reduction in government spending for migrants and greatly facilitates their expulsion from Italy.

      But how are you really?

      In fact, the situation is still very difficult. Because there are so many factors:

      • Currently, 8.2% of Italy's population are migrants.
      • The most common diasporas: Romanian, Albanian, Moroccan, Chinese and others.
      • Some migrants continue to live in camps with tents, while many others manage to open their own businesses.
      • Since 2011, the share of Italian companies decreased by 2.6%, while the share of companies registered by foreigners increased by 21.3%.
      • In total, there are more than 500,000 companies registered abroad in Italy. They are mainly in the sales and services sector, including the catering sector.

      The so-called European crisis of migrants was born in 2015, and its consequences worry not only Italy, but also all developed countries in Europe. The first problem is financing. In the budgets of countries there were no items of expenditure of refugees. Even now, the situation has not improved. A single concept on how to accept and integrate migrants has not yet been developed. There are no houses available. As well as jobs for migrants.


      Objectively, it can be said that overactive immigration to Italy is a blow to the economy, society and politics. Reducing jobs, increasing crime, worsening the general climate in cities: these consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. The situation in the future can only worsen.


      We have compiled for you a list of future events that may occur even more, and expert forecasts on the problem of Italian migration. What awaits the country between 5, 10 or 50 years?



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