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Guardian on OPEN study: Refugees will repay EU spending almost twice over in five years

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Patrick Kingsley wrote a piece about OPEN and Tent’s Refugees Work study in the Guardian on 18 May. “The main misconception is that refugees are a burden – and that’s a misconception shared even by people who are in favour of letting them in, who think they’re costly but it’s still the right thing to do,” said Legrain in an interview. “But that’s incorrect. While of course the primary motivation …

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DW on OPEN study: Investing in refugees pays off, study finds

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Martin Kübler wrote about OPEN/Tent’s refugee study for Deutsche Welle (DW) on 18 May. Given the political backlash to Europe’s refugee situation and the “policy confusion about how best to make use of refugees,” the analysts felt “sound economic evidence and policy recommendations are needed right now,” Legrain said. He added: Governments should understand they are welcoming refugees for humanitarian reasons, but that these people also have a lot to contribute. “It’s …

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