The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recession

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Jan 30 2013, 14:00:13

As the European economic crisis deepens, more and more people are leaving to seek a better life in emerging economies around the world. We speak to four who have moved abroad

For years Europeans have wrestled with the issue of immigration, from worries about changing national identity to integration and use of resources. And with Romanian and Bulgarian citizens eligible to work in the EU next year, the debate over whether - and how many - immigrants from struggling economies should be allowed to stay is as fraught as ever.

Yet something has changed. From Ireland to Greece, young Europeans are now the ones desperately seeking exit strategies from economies in free fall. Meanwhile, politicians from emerging economies such as Brazil or countries with skills shortages such as Australia are busy publicising the opportunities they offer to old-world escapees. But what is life like for those who take up the opportunities to follow the money and move abroad for work?

UK to Botswana

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Botswana:   Govt Values Employees - Kgathi (press release)
Government of Botswana
2 September 2014

Acting Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Shaw Kgathi has said government gives civil servants the attention they deserve. Addressing Immigration and Botswana Unified ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   Zim Musclemen Shine in Botswana (news)
The Herald
1 September 2014

ZIMBABWEAN body-builders dominated the inaugural edition of the Gaborone Classics competition held at Lamina Lodge in Gaborone on Saturday evening. The local athletes occupied five of the top six ... [read more]

Tunisie/Botswana:   Les Aigles de Carthage dans la continuit√© (news)
Confederation of African Football
30 August 2014

Le sélectionneur national tunisien Georges Leekens a dévoilé vendredi une liste de 25 joueurs qui préparera à partir du 1er septembre la rencontre inaugurale des ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!