Staggering 55% of Greeks Ready to Emigrate, National Survey States

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Bulgaria: Staggering 55% of Greeks Ready to Emigrate, National Survey States Photo: EPA/BGNES

Over half of Greek citizens are ready to leave their country if they find better jobs abroad, a new survey has established.

Data revealed that 55% of people in Bulgaria's southern neighbor are ready to emigrate, as unemployment is constantly increasing on account of the financial crisis, local newspaper Vima reported.

In 2014 a total of 341,334 Greek citizens have created European-style resumes that would allow them to apply for jobs in the EU market.

The survey established that the majority of people ready to leave Greece were aged 21 to 35. The number of people ready to leave the country is even higher than that of Italy, Spain, Germany and UK.

A different study showed that 55% of Greeks stated their intention of leaving the country to seek jobs and professional development.

Among the top three preferred emigration destinations for the Greeks were Great Britain ( 18%), Switzerland (13%) and the US (12%). The primary reasons for leaving Greece were stated to be the opportunities for career and successful professional development.

Meanwhile, a survey conducted by the Greek agency ICAP has showed that 47,3% of office workers in Greece are ready to emigrate only if conditions abroad are better -higher wages in a nice country and also if the job involves qualified labor.

Additionally, 16,8% stated that they are extremely likely to emigrate, while 35,9% were firm in their decision to stay in their home country.

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lbug7575 - 7 Apr 2015 // 09:38:22

This was one of the lowest figures in the EU, in the UK a higher number said that they would leave if a better career opportunity came up abroad. So how that figure is staggering beats me. In fact it is surprising that Greece has such a low figure....!!!!




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VillaGuy - 7 Apr 2015 // 04:47:20

I have read different figures to some of those used later on in this article, looks a very similiar account. Perhaps with altered figures to change the perception.

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VillaGuy - 7 Apr 2015 // 04:44:29

This is hardly a staggering figure, actually not long ago approximately 60% of Greeks said that they considered emigrating for better prospects abroad. This was one of the lowest figures in the EU, in the UK a higher number said that they would leave if a better career opportunity came up abroad. So how that figure is staggering beats me. In fact it is surprising that Greece has such a low figure, and of the Greeks that do emigrate, they also show a high willingness to return back after a short while abroad. Maybe the 'staggering' inclusion in the title shows the subtle media corporate drive to belittle the 'obsurd' demands of the Greek government, and convince the rest of the sheeple in the west that the financial debt markets are equitable and nothing to complain about.

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