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E.g., 12/05/2016

Country Resource - Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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  • Population..........................................................................582,291 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..............................................................2.05% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate...................................................11.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................16.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*..........Luxembourger 54.1%, Portuguese 16.4%, French 7%, Italian 3.5%, Belgian 3.3%, German 2.3%, British 1.1%, other 12.3% (2015 est.)

* represents population by nationality.

CIA World Factbook

Luxembourg's stable, prosperous economy would not be possible without foreign workers, most of whom come from other EU countries. But this small country has also struggled to cope with asylum seekers from the former Yugoslavia and to integrate children of immigrants, as Serge Kollwelter explains.

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Luxembourg's stable, prosperous economy would not be possible without foreign workers, most of whom come from other EU countries. But this small country has also struggled to cope with asylum seekers from the former Yugoslavia and to integrate children of immigrants, as Serge Kollwelter explains.

Schengen eliminated border controls between European countries, and established a common external border. MPI's Julia Gelatt explains the changes brought by Schengen and the effects Schengen has had on European border control, visa, and asylum policies.