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Slovak brain drain slightly worse compared to neighboring countries

The share of citizens living in another EU country is the 11th-highest in the union in Slovakia, and at 6.8% it is only slightly higher than the union average (4.7%), Eurostat data show. Almost 230,000 Slovaks of working age live abroad permanently. The share is highest in the poorest EU countries, such as Romania (24.7%) and Croatia (21.3%), and lowest in Germany (1.5%) and France (1.6%). However, neighboring countries have a lower share than Slovakia―it is only 1.9% in Czechia, 3.7% in Austria, 5.8% in Poland and 6.2% in Hungary. The problem is that the educated class is leaving the country. While the share of university educated people in the entire population is 28%, it is 43% among those working abroad.



Táto správa je z Ekonomiky DNES, denného prehľadu najdôležitejších ekonomických správ zo Slovenska.

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