Germany has spent more than 23 billion euros over the past year to facilitate the integration of more than one million refugees into the country, as well as expenses to combat the causes of migration.
The German Ministry of Finance said in a government document on Monday that the index of spending represents an increase of 11% over the previous year, which saw a spending of 20.8 billion euros.
The document explained that the reason for the increase in these expenses is due to the intensification of Germany’s measures to keep migrants outside the European Union and improve their living conditions in the countries from which they came.
The document added that 16 German states received 7.5 billion euros from the government to facilitate the process of housing and integration of immigrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, while the government allocated 7.9 billion euros to combat the “root causes” of migration.
It is expected that the German Cabinet will discuss the annual government report on refugees and integration, on Wednesday.