Bulgaria Loses 80 000 Non-return Migrants Every Year

Society | July 25, 2011, Monday // 12:37| Views: | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Loses 80 000 Non-return Migrants Every Year 80 000 Bulgarians leave the country with a one-way ticket every year. Photo by BGNES

80 000 Bulgarians leave the country every year, with a large part of them being high school graduates seeking opportunities to study, work and live abroad.

According to statistics provided by Bulgarian Standard daily, the most popular overseas education destination is the UK, given that the number of Bulgarians studying there has tripled over the past three years.

As many as 96% of the Bulgarian students on the British Isles have taken out student loans to finance their studies.

The majority of them refuse to return to Bulgaria even after settling their student loan debt and completing their degree.

A total of 12 500 Bulgarians currently study in Germany.

Many young Bulgarians go for the Netherlands, where the cost of education is comparatively low and student loan programs are also available.

A very popular option to start a career there involves applying for EU funding granted by the municipalities to students so that they can set up student-operated companies.

The scheme allows students to gather solid business experience before they graduate.

Bulgarians are currently working under this program in the sphere of IT and robotics.

Bulgaria has sent a total of 3664 students to the US and Canada over the past year.

As a rule, 82% of the US and Canadian graduates graduates never return to Bulgaria.

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Miffy - 26 Jul 2011 // 15:23:56

I perceive a plot by the Bulgarian Government, and I use that phrase in it's loosest sense, to flood England with illeducated dummies to lower the overall standard of English education and bring it down to the Bulgarian level.

temujin2 - 25 Jul 2011 // 14:22:16

whats odd is Bulgaria seems to be getting from bad to worse unlike other pond scum I wouldn't touch with a stick Moldavia Romania Turkey Albania come to mind .

my point was there is something seriously wrong with Bulgaria not recovering either its because of internal reasons (Bulgarian people don't feel this country as their own) or certain EU countries (eg Austria) are obstructing Bulgaria economy because of political reasons

hercules - 25 Jul 2011 // 14:03:52

What highly educated people?

I think you better look at the world ratings for the standards of education in Bulgaria, and then you can see why the smart students are leaving to be educated elsewhere.

I think junk yard was being very poliite, he could have said shit hole !

RJackson - 25 Jul 2011 // 13:26:49

I hope your comment was supposed to be sarcastic. I would say the point is that the country needs to work to encourage these highly educated young people to stay resident in Bulgaria, and together help to improve their nation, or 'junk yard' as some seem to suggest.

temujin2 - 25 Jul 2011 // 13:10:51

what normal person can live in this junk yard . bulgarian nomads should just cancel their nation

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