Romania, unofficially lost 4 million people who went to work abroad in the same period. And... I just heard over the radio earlier today that the number of people working in Bulgaria is smaller than the number of Bulgarians working abroad. Our entire region is affected by mass migration , a curse with unimaginable consequences , and a failure of the EU. Loss of language , loss of culture , loss of societal cohesion , loss of elites such as doctors and engineers , educated and skilled people leave, politicians stay. You can't possibly build up a former Soviet vassal country when all the intellectuals are gone and the only thing you have are zealous pre-89 Party Members.
For more than 20 years I've known many Romanians leaving for the West (all of them towards Europe/US/Canada) with absolutely no intention of coming back and a strong desire to just forget the country where they came from. They integrate at their destination fast and with resolution going so far as to localize their names to match their new home culture. In less than two decades, they've eradicated almost every trace of their origin. And I'm not talking about gypsies. They are a distinct cross-national sub-culture. They will not assimilate in the foreseeable future and the beggars on your street couldn't give a damn about my country or yours.
And meanwhile Western European politicians are pumping hundreds of millions of euros into Middle Eastern 'cohesion' programs while in the same breath complaining about Eastern European migration.
Isn't it obvious by now , isn't it common sense that Western Europe needs to put in place a Marshall Plan for the former Warsaw Pact nations ?
Meanwhile the Daily Mail is reporting on the underground orphans of Romania.We're talking here about a country that has less homeless people than Los Angeles. A country that has one of the lowest percentiles of drug users in the world outside Muslim nations. A country that has had one of the fastest GDP growth among industrialized nations in the last decade and has lifted millions out of poverty.But reading the 'Daily" you'd imagine everybody here lives in sewers. Pffff.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3306879/The-underground-orphans-Romania-survived-country-s-notorious-children-s-homes-Eighties-live-SEWERS-drug-addiction-norm.htmlhttp://inserbia.info/today/2015/11/serbia-lost-almost-one-million-people-since-2000/