Giovanni Peri quoted by the Foreign Policy for his opinion on Germany's housing of refugees in "Communist ghost towns"

In an article entitled, "Germany is Housing Refugees in Communist Ghost Towns," Jesse Cobourn of the Foreign Policy interviewed Professor Giovanni Peri regarding the effects refugees may have on Germany's long-term demographic decline.

Refugees from Syria and the Balkans are currently being housed in East Germany's modernist apartments, built during the Communist regime. Rather than demolishing these then-empty apartments, the German government has decided to house asylum-seeking refugees there in the meantime, while their appeals are being processed.

Professor Peri explains that the asylum-seekers will be able to fill the gaps in the German society based on how largely and quickly they are integrated.

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