There are different ways of coping with unemployment. For many young people from countries hit hardest by the euro crisis, emigrating to Germany is one solution. But their new life abroad can bring its own difficulties.
Fifty years ago, West Germany signed a labor agreement with the socialist government of Yugoslavia. Many of the guest workers initially came to the country for one year, but ended up staying the rest of their lives.
Afghans shouldn't harbor false hopes of a German life of wealth and luxury, President Ashraf Ghani has said. In a newspaper interview, he also called Germany a "beacon of hope."
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs in Germany are being done by workers from Eastern Europe, according to government figures. Employment figures in July were 700,000 higher than in the previous year.
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