The innovative project with which Greece wants to fight the brain drain

  • Jessica Batman
  • BBC Capital

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How to convince qualified professionals to return to Greece?

The story of Antonios Chalkiopoulos is common among many Greeks. After studying in London, he returned to Athens in 2002 and worked as a software engineer.

“Then came the crisis,” he says. “I have decided to return to the UK and look for new opportunities.”

Since the near bankruptcy of Greece in 2010, life has been particularly difficult for young Greeks.

Now there are signs of recovery. The economy grew by 1.6% in 2017 and the country is expected to complete its bailout program in August.

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