BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country needs skilled workers from abroad to plug a labor shortage that threatens to harm Germany's competitiveness.
But in her weekly online address Saturday Merkel said immigrants should mainly come from other European countries.
Germany has been accused of taking advantage of high unemployment rates elsewhere in the European Union to poach skilled workers.
A recently introduced "blue card" system to encourage people with specialist skills from outside the 28-nation EU has met with limited success.
Last year, less than 2,600 people from outside the EU came to Germany using this system.
Experts say Europe's biggest economy needs tens of thousands of qualified engineers, doctors and care-givers each year because of its aging and dwindling population.
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The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.