What will it take to reverse the Greek 'brain drain'?

Society Tags: Emigration, Labour, Unemployment By: Georgia Nakou
Photo by Panyotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panyotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

One of the more worrying outcomes of Greece’s financial crisis and prolonged recession is the so-called “brain drain”, a wave of emigration by educated young professionals which many fear will severely limit the country’s growth prospects for years to come.

The pledge to create high-quality, better-paid jobs was a key plank of the New Democracy government’s manifesto. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has spoken of tempting recent emigrants back through “lower taxes and contributions, more investments and...

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