Greece’s Brain Drain Problem Isn’t Going Away

Greece’s Brain Drain Problem Isn’t Going Away
Protesters with placards reading “Merit” and “Firing” march against government spending cuts, Thessaloniki, Greece, Feb. 20, 2013 (AP photo by Nikolas Giakoumidis).

Over the past decade, Greece has experienced a major wave of outward migration, driven by the country’s prolonged economic crisis. To prevent significant stress on Greece’s societal, economic and cultural fabric, the Greek government must tackle the root causes of outmigration and create incentives for those who have left to return.

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