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Over 20,000 doctors left Greece in last decade

Over 20,000 doctors have left Greece in the last decade, and each one’s education cost the state and their families nearly 350,000 euros, Athens Medical Association president and Attica Region director Giorgos Patoulis said on Tuesday. In an address to the 2nd congress on “Health above all” (Ygeia pano ap’ …

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PM Tsipras pledges for more efforts against brain drain

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged more efforts to reverse the brain drain, as a new survey showed that 60 percent of Greeks living and working abroad wish to return home. During a visit at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Tsipras discussed with scientists the topic “From …

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Unemployment measures worth €31.5mln to hinder Greece’s “brain drain”

Greece’s Labor Ministry plans a series of measures to combat unemployment. The measures worth 632.5 million euros will be implemented in the first half of 2019 and will affect 88,500 unemployed young scientists. The measure should be considered as an effort to stop the brain drain. “The government’s plans include …

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1,700 Greek doctors work in UK’s NHS, number doubled during economic crisis

The number of Greek doctors who work in the United Kingdom has doubled since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2009. 1,700 of doctors working in UK’s National Health System were born in Greece, overwhelming majority of them has also studied in Greece. They hold the second place among …

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