About: brain drain

Future EU 21-06-2018

Victor Negrescu: The Romanian Presidency will build consensus around the citizens

In a wide-ranging interview, Victor Negrescu, the Romanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs, presents the priorities of the upcoming Romanian Presidency (1 January-30 June 2019), during which the European elections will be held, as well as the first post-Brexit EU summit.
Central Asia 29-05-2018

Minister: Developing digital economy is matter of national security for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is developing its digital technologies in many fields, such as the economy, agriculture or administration, and the Central Asian country also wants to become a pioneer in digital innovation, with the creation of technology hubs and parks.
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2017

Stockholm mayor: Cohesion policy is strongest form of EU solidarity

Stockholm produces more billion dollar companies than any other place outside Silicon Valley and the European Commission recently proclaimed it Europe's most innovative region. Mayor Karin Wanngård explained how her city hangs onto its talent and why it is such a popular breeding ground for 'unicorns'.
Global Europe 16-01-2017

Cuba praises immigration policy, four years after reform

Over half a million Cubans have travelled abroad, 78% of them for the first time, since immigration reforms were passed in 2013. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Central Europe 04-10-2016

Socialist leader: Romanian president will disregard election result

Ahead of the parliamentary elections to be held on 11 December, Liviu Dragnea, leader of the Romanian socialist party, warned of an "undemocratic" move by centre-right President Iohannis, who according to Dragnea, voiced his intention of nominating Dacian Cioloş for another mandate as Prime Minister, regardless of the election results.
German Development Minister Gerd Müller hopes to encourage better working conditions and wages for textile workers in developing countries. [ILO/Aaron Santos]
Global Europe 07-06-2016

EU plans migrant work permit relaunch, funding for Africa

The European Union will present proposals on Tuesday to relaunch a little-used work permit scheme, similar to the US Green Card, as part of efforts to curb irregular migration to the 28-nation bloc, officials said yesterday (6 June).

The millennial way: What tourism industry can teach us about ‘brain drain’

The younger generation is more willing to travel to find work and open borders are essential to creating a truly European workforce - it is a process that should be embraced, writes Alex Katsomitros.
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges

The Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery conference, being held by the European Commission today (3 March), provides an important opportunity to plan for the long term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 20-02-2015

Uganda crippled by medical brain drain

At the paediatric and childcare department of Uganda’s Mulago national referral hospital, a memo advertises vacancies for nurses in a private clinic. Two points are highlighted: attractive salary and accommodation.

Brain drain, a new challenge for the eurozone

Only a genuine growth agenda can nurture labour mobility, a pre-requisite for the efficient operation of the eurozone and ultimately, for the vision of a conflict-free Europe. Without such agenda mobility could become one of the principal factors of the eurozone's disintegration, writes Dimitris Katsikas.
Health 06-07-2009

Doctors in favour of greater mobility

Post-graduate medical qualifications should be recognised across the European Union in order to remove barriers to the mobility of doctors, Lisette Tiddens, secretary-general of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Health 06-07-2009

Doctors favour greater EU mobility

Post-graduate medical qualifications should be recognised across the European Union in order to remove barriers to the mobility of doctors, Lisette Tiddens, secretary-general of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), told EURACTIV in an interview.

African scientists slam developed nations over ‘brain drain’

Universities in Africa have been "hollowed out" by the steady stream of scientists moving to developed countries, according to the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC).
Economy & Jobs 19-10-2006

Study: More international students opt for EU

An American Council on Education study shows that international students are turning to destinations such as the UK, Germany, France or Japan, rather than the United States.

EU innovation goals ‘doomed’

The European Union has no hope of achieving its goal of becoming the most competitive economy in the world by 2010, according to the London School of Economics (LSE).

Czechs seek replacements for drained brains

Highly skilled Czechs are tempted by job opportunities in the 'old' EU countries. Not being able to fulfill the local demand for specialists can undermine the country's potential for economic growth, a study warns.

Innovation strategy to fight Europe’s ‘brain drain’

The Commission has come up with another proposal to foster innovation, but, as usual, the responsibility for its implementation lies with Member States.

Researchers’ charter proves successful

The Commission's initiative to improve the working environment of European researchers is being endorsed by an increasing number of research organisations.

Council adopts measures to attract foreign researchers to EU

In a bid to attract the world's best brains to Europe, the Council has adopted a package of measures helping researchers from non-EU countries enter to and work in the EU.

EP: Doubling the EU research budget “a strict minimum”

A European Parliament report on the future of European research says that the member states should regard the doubling of the funding for Community R&D "as a minimum not be questioned during the negotiations on the financial perspectives". 
Security 11-06-2004

Member States back fast-track work permits for non-EU researchers

The EU wants to make it easier for researchers from third countries to work in Europe as part of its efforts to boost European research and attract more scientists.

US falling behind in terms of scientific excellence, EU catching up

American hegemony is threatened by a decline in foreign researchers and decreasing R&D spending, as the EU and Asia are catching up in the pursuit of excellence.
Enlargement 03-05-2004

Labour movement restrictions will counter Polish brain drain

The President of the Polish Employers' Federation Henryka Bochniarz is not unhappy about restrictions on free movement of labour towards the new Member States. They will counter a "disastrous" brain drain.

Internet petition provokes crisis in French research policy

Leading French scientists have threatened to resign should their government fail to substantially boost national research funding.