Depopulation

There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.


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Kosovo, dreaming of a life abroad 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Majlinda Aliu
| OBC Transeuropa

Although Kosovo is still on the "black list" of Schengen, many of its citizens dream of a future abroad. Among the most qualified professional categories, such as doctors, we can already speak of brain drain.


Go East: home is where joy is  in depth

Wednesday 25 October 2017 | Lidija Pisker
| OBC Transeuropa

More and more professionals from the Western Balkans choose to seek a better life by going east – opting for countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland


Europe, both populating and depopulating 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Since 2008 Europe has seen major demographic changes. In particular due to migration: internal as a result of the economic crisis, external linked to geopolitical instability in Europe’s neighborhood. 


2019: escape from the Balkans  in depth

Monday 25 November 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
Christian Elia
| OBC Transeuropa

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses.


How many Bulgarians live in Europe? And what are the trends in their mobility?  in depth

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Yoanna Ivanova
Zornitsa Stoilova
Anina Santova
| Capital

Bulgaria is experiencing massive flows of emigration. Yet, not everyone goes away for the same reason, or moves to another EU country with the same life plans. The phenomenon is much more complicated.


Croatia: those who leave 

Thursday 19 September 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

While Croatia may be a paradise for tourism, actually living and working there is a lot more difficult. Croatian workers move abroad in large numbers: a phenomenon rooted in a combination of both long-term and short-term factors. An analysis.