Monday, July 26, 2010

Many Greeks Seek to Move Abroad to Escape the Financial Crisis

Due to the current financial turmoil many Greeks are seeking to move abroad for better opportunities. According to a recent poll about four out of ten Greeks which represent 38% of the population, say they are ready to abandon their country and home and establish a new residence as job loss fears rise.
Important to note is the corresponding percentage of the European Union, which is significantly higher at approximately 48%. According to EU research Cyprus, Sweden, and France have the highest percentages of would be migration at 66% while Portugal has the lowest at 31%.

Recently thousands of Greeks have applied to move abroad; the majority of them are educated and young. The USA, UK, Canada & Australia are the most desired destinations.

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