Immigration causes Greece to shrink

The tragic consequences that followed up the economic crisis, have forced a lot of Greek citizens to choose the pathway of immigration, as the ultimate solution that would provide them with a better future. Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, points out that during 2012, while the population of the European Union increased, the Greek population decreased.

In particular, the data of Eurostat mentions that the Greek population decreased by 5.5‰, while at the same time the population of the European Union increased by an average of 2.2 ‰. Greece, which on January 1st 2013 counted 11,062,000 people, is one of the countries with the highest rate of population decrease.

According to the data exposure of the European Union that was recently published, about 4.1% of Greek civilians (400,000 people) are thinking of immigrating in the next 12 months.

The increase in unemployment especially among young people in many countries of the E.U. resulted in a high rate of movement within the E.U. Greece has the highest percent of unemployment, with the figures speaking for themselves; 60% of the young population are unemployed. This probably explains why 1 out of 4 Greeks wishes to immigrate for good.

There are some very interesting including that 50% of the Greek civilians are thinking of immigrating, 35,000 Greek people are studying abroad and will choose to look for a job there, and that 3% of the greatest scientists worldwide are Greek, while the Greek population is only 0.2% of the world population.

But what about Greece then? What is the future of the country?

 

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Migration_and_migrant_population_statistics/el

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