CESEE Region Suffers from Migration

Politics ♦ Published: October 17, 2013; 10:39 ♦ (Vindobona)

The countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe are confronted with a highly unfavorable demographic trend. The brain-drain is expected to persist.

CESEE Region Suffers from Migration / Picture: © BMI Bundesministerium für Inneres / Alexander Tuma


In the last two decades, the CESEE region registered a persistent outflow of high-skilled workers. Due to the economic crisis since 2008, the trend accelerated. Most of the workers from CESEE countries are moving to Western Europe.

One of the most affected countries is Bulgaria. About 27% of the Bulgarians are ready to leave the country. Moreover, already 1.6 million…