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International Migration Outlook 2014

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This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also contains two special chapters on "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex. This special edition is launched at the occasion of the High-level Policy Forum on Migration (Paris, 1-2 December 2014).

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Belgium

The number of foreigners in Belgium has been increasing since the year 2002. In 2012, 123 000 persons immigrated to Belgium – about 9 000 persons fewer than in 2011. Among them 89% (110 000) were foreign nationals. Two-thirds of immigrants in 2012 were EU nationals, principally from France (13 300) and Romania (11 200). The decline in migration between 2011 and 2012 was due to lower flows from non-EU countries. The number of emigrants increased in 2012 to 84 100 persons – by 3 500 persons more than in 2011. Among emigrants, 60 000 (71%) were foreign nationals.

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