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Too much or too little long-distance mobility in Europe?

Well-educated men and women in the ages 25-34 from Latvia are four times more likely to migrate to another EU Member State than equally well-educated men and women in the same age group from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, new research from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, has found.

The work by the Dublin-based EU agency, which assesses EU policies to promote and restrict labour mobility in Europe states, found similar levels of intention to migrate among young, well-educated men and women in Poland, Estonia and Lithuania.

The extent of future labour migration from the new Member States to the former EU15 countries will vary significantly while its overall extent will remain limited, the Foundation predicts. In the medium- to long-term, however, it warns that the greatest challenges lie in the effects of youth and 'brain drain' for the sending rather than the receiving countries.

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28/11/2009
EUROFOUND