Over the last 10 years, the number of Greeks aged 20 to 64 living and working in other countries within the European Union has risen by 1.3 per cent. Given the country’s economic crisis, the data released by Eurostat on Monday came as little surprise,
revealing in 2007 the figures stood at 4.7 per cent, and in 2017 rose to 6 per cent.
Meanwhile the numbers showed a trend in the opposite direction for Cypriot nationals working abroad. The percentage decreased from 7.1 in 2007 to 3.9 per cent in 2017, down 3.2 per cent.
But the trend noted for Greek nationals wasn’t entirely unique to Greece’s demographic. Overall 3.8 per cent of working aged Europeans were found to be living in a country other than their country of citizenship, compared to 2.5 per cent in 2007.
Revealed as the country with the least migration to other EU countries was Germany, with only one per cent of German’s living outside of Germany within the EU. At the other end of the spectrum, Romania had the highest figure of citizens working across the EU, with 19.7 per cent.