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Monday, February 20, 2017

Favorite Destinations Of Emigrating Greeks

Now this is an interesting chart! It shows the number of Greeks who moved abroad during the crisis (2010-16) and to which countries they moved. The total number of 355.000 appears low compared to what has been reported elsewhere but the chart does state that data from France, Sweden, Italy and many other countries are not included.

Still, the four clear champions are: Germany (by far!), UK, Australia and Cyprus.


  1. I don't believe such figures are accurate.

  2. If Italy were included it would be a much bigger destination for Greeks which consider Italy a 2nd mother country.

  3. Instead of being Austrian lazy why don't you shift through the statistics and report back to us the real figures instead of the germanic propaganda?

  4. By far the #1 destination for Greek migration is the USA with 3000000. Germany and the UK have about 500000 Greeks:

  5. One of the main reasons that this data is false is that it omits the net effect of Greek migration.

    For example in Austria's case about 6165 Greeks migrated during the 2010-2015 period to this country, however, during the same period 3235 Austrian Greeks returned back to Greece for permanent residence. In other words the net impact is less than 50% of the number reported.

    Therefore please tell us how many of these 150,000 Greeks who migrated to Germany have returned to Greece already.

    I can tell you with certainty that Greeks who migrate to worthwhile destinations such as the USA, Canada and Australia seldomly return except in cases of retirement (better weather, Greek landscape etc).

  6. And what’s exactly so surprising with that? Isn’t this type of siphonage happening all over the, so called, “peripheral” Europe? Aren’t more and more “realist” voices being raised that claim, others more explicitly and others less so, that this is the new “normal” between these countries and the, so called, “core” Europe? Isn’t this attributable – certainly not exclusively but, even so, to such a degree that a great many of those voices go out of their way to ignore it or, at least, to unequivocally reduce it to a secondary matter – to those “unfortunate” structural imbalances of the EZ construct? Haven’t the latter done a great job softening the impact of the 2008 crisis for certain of the core countries? And haven’t they led a great part of the continent to be synched up with the cycles (and not only the economic ones) of a certain “reluctant hegemon”? So why act so surprised?

  7. "Emigrating Greeks" or "Germany's Induced Brain Drain"?