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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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Europe, with a tenth of the world's people, has a quarter of the world's countries and a third of the world's migrants. The share of migrants in European countries averages 10 percent, but varies from less than five percent of residents in Eastern Europe to almost 30 percent in Switzerland. European leaders have three major goals: to attract more skilled migrants, keep out the uninvited, and integrate low-skilled migrants and their children who are already settled in Europe.
The EU's 28 member states had 507 million residents at the end of 2013, up a net 653,000 due to immigration. Denmark and Germany had the highest immigration rates, and Cyprus, Greece and Ireland had the highest emigration rates.