The Grand Return: COVID-19 and Reverse Migration to Bulgaria

A paper by ECFR Sofia, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on the effects of the pandemic on remigration to Bulgaria

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A quiet tsunami is sweeping over the borders of the European continent’s eastern reaches. It’s perhaps unsurprising if you haven’t noticed it since everyone in the past few months has been preoccupied with returning home.
This is exactly what has happened in Central and Eastern Europe: many people have departed from the destinations they had migrated to and have returned home to their countries of origin.

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