EU expects three million migrant arrivals by 2017

Three million migrants are expected to arrive in Europe by 2017 as they flee war and poverty in Syria and other conflict zones, the EU saysThree million migrants are expected to arrive in Europe by 2017 as they flee war and poverty in Syria and other conflict zones, with a small positive impact on the EU economy likely, the EU’s executive arm said on Thursday. “Overall, an additional three million persons is assumed to arrive in the EU over the forecast period,” the European Commission’s economic forecast for 2015-2017 said. European Union economic commissioner Pierre Moscovici said that the migrants could help boost the EU economy, helping the moderate recovery predicted in the eurozone during that period.

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