That this should come from a German politician’s mouth is somewhat ironic.
Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party’s leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians.
That’ll be the “free movement of labour” thing that the EU is so much in favour of then.
Or is the deal that only low skilled labour should be allowed to move so as to keep a downward pressure on domestic wages?
“That cannot be right. We should therefore think about whether we need to create new regulations on the luring away of people with certain professions within the EU, and without fundamentally calling into question the freedom of movement within Europe,” he was quoted as saying.
The good news is, the Germans have relatively recent experience and understanding on what the solution is to this.
The bad news is, if Trump gets his budget passed, there’ll be a global shortage of workers with the skills to build it for a year or two;