Number of people wishing to leave Estonia down by a third – PM

17.04.2014, 12:43

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said in the Parliament’s Q&A session this week that the positive news was that the number of people who wish to leave Estonia has down by a third.

Rõivas said that there had been two major studies made in 2010 and 2013 on emigration of working-age people.

“The comparison of these two surveys shows that the number of people who wish to leave Estonia is fallen by a third in three years. This is very good news,” he said.

Rõivas said that the main reason why emigration from Estonia was slowing down was that wage levels in Estonia and in neighouring countries becoming more even.

According to the PM that one acute problem was to find employment for healthcare workers, such as nurses.