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Greek PM Holds Virtual Meeting with Greeks Who Left to Work Abroad

Addressing the country's notorious brain drain problem, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a virtual meeting with Greeks who left their native country to work abroad during the financial crisis. During the meeting, PM Mitsotakis stressed that Greece is improving...

Greece Hopes to Entice "Digital Migrants" with 50% Tax Break

With an eye toward encouraging smart young Greeks who left the country for greener pastures during the economic crisis to return home, the Greek government has a new plan that would make the prospect hard to resist. But the...

''Rebrain Greece'': Government Presents Pilot Program to Bring Professionals Back from Abroad

A new pilot program for the repatriation of at least five hundred Greek professionals with high qualifications and experience, dubbed "Rebrain Greece," was presented on Monday by the country's Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis. The program aims to work as a...

Opinion: Greece's Next Chapter

By Andrew Tzembelicos Now that Greece is beyond the July 7 national election, it has entered a new chapter in its history. That calls for charting a different course from the past decade, involving several key elements. One is critical investment in infrastructure...

Greek Expatriates Blast PM Tsipras for Denying them Right to Vote

A group of expatriate communities across the world, sent an open letter to Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, criticizing him for depriving them of the right to vote in the Greek elections from the country where they live. In a...

Study Finds Brain Drain is the Biggest Worry of Greeks and Other Europeans

A survey conducted recently by YouGov for the European Council on Foreign Relations shows that the nations of Southern and Eastern Europe worry more about emigration than immigration. The trend of millions of young, educated people leaving Southern and Eastern...

Brain Drain Leaves Greece's Hospitals Without Doctors, Unions Say

The alarming numbers at which young Greek doctors leave the country is noted in an open letter of the Union of Doctors in Athens' and Piraeus' hospitals. The numerous cuts implemented on the budgets of hospitals over the past years,...

FT: Greece's Brain Drain Hampering Recovery from Economic Crisis

The brain drain in Greece would make it very difficult for the country to recover from the economic crisis and return to normalcy, a Financial Times report has claimed. Greece may be ready to exit the third bailout program on...

40% of Greek Expats 'Not Coming Back'

Eight in ten people who left Greece to work abroad due to the economic crisis are university degree holders, while four out of ten are not considering a return home, a new study shows. The survey was conducted by ICAP...