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Reader feedback: Don't panic

Re: Study: New EU members may face brain drain, Flash news briefs, Apr 13 - 18, 2004, Vol 10, No 14

The so-called brain drain might happen, but it won't be in enormous numbers and it won't be permanent. Young, educated people in eastern Europe realise that their diplomas won't be so easily accepted in the EU countries, and working as a cleaner or kitchen help is not their dream job.

What is for sure, though, is that the Slovak government should start doing their job to make the country attractive for its young people as a place to live. Even though many will go, they [who stay] will keep an eye on the developments in their country, if they see it is worth it to return, they definitely will. But if Slovakia stays a little, obscure country where politicians play their little games instead of working for the country, the country may indeed never get its brain back.


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