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200,000 Croats Depart Since 1991

For the third consecutive year, Croatia has recorded negative net migration, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics. Last year 12,699 people left Croatia’s shores.

Since 1991 up until today, 200,000 Croats have left Croatia, with the majority being young and unemployed, writes paper Glas Slavonija, adding that the negative net migration trend has intensified in the last few years as more qualified people head abroad in search of a better future.

It is not a surprising statistic considering 35 percent of youth up until the age of 24 are unemployed in Croatia, putting them second only to Spain as the most problematic in Europe.

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