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A. Skertsos: Policies for reversing the brain drain

The Minister of State, responsible for the coordination of the government project, Akis Skertsos, spoke on a ERT1 show about the brain drain phenomenon and how it will be reversed.

After first acknowledging that “there are many problems that young people in Greece have to face, Greece has not been a hospitable place for many years, decades”, he agreed that this was one of the main reasons why all these people left. young people.

“It was not only economic reasons, but also reasons that have to do with opportunities, meritocracy, the empowerment of young people in the first steps of family or professional life. To feel a helping state next to their efforts,” he said, focusing on follow up on those measures and incentives aimed at “improving the disposable income of citizens, especially young people. I do not know if it is widely known, someone returning to Greece from abroad has 50% lower income tax for the next seven years “He must know that he has a predictability in his life, he must know that the income, although higher abroad, will be at a good level in Greece as well”, Mr. Skertsos argued.

While immediately afterwards he spoke about the policy of equal opportunities in the work environment, policies that will be funded by the Recovery Fund, Plan Greece 2.0 and that aim, “more equality in business for the most vulnerable. For women who can not advance “professionally, or when they receive lower wages to be able to complain about such phenomena. Also for members of the LGBTQI community, who also face discrimination.” He also announced the financing of special training programs for employers.

Finally, addressing all those who are currently abroad, he acknowledged that they have a right to doubt whether all this is really happening. He also accepts it as a question – “I accept it from people who are not beneficiaries of all these policies. Yes, many of these policies have been done in the last 2 – 2.5 years. They are elements that are gradually building a policy that changes and redistributes resources, opportunities and opportunities to young people “.

However, when asked about the policies for those who have never left the country, the Minister of State stressed that “already in the private sector the solidarity contribution has been suspended and the goal is – if public finances are going well – to be abolished completely for everyone. , public and private employees “.

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital

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