The map above shows the most popular destination country for emigrants of each European country. The data comes from the UN for 2015, so won’t include any post-Brexit effects.
Here are a list of who wants to move to each destination country:
- Germany: Italy, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Turkey and Greece
- Russia: Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and Maldova
- United Kingdom: Ireland, Lithuania, Cyrpus and the Isle of Man
- France: Spain, Portugal and Belgim
- Sweden: Denmark, Norway and Finland
- Italy: Switzerland, Romania and Albania
- Serbia: Croatia and Montenegro
- Turkey: Bulgaria and Macdeonia
- Spain: France and Andorra
- Australia: United Kingdom and Malta
- Ukraine: Russia
- Norway: Sweden
- Denmark: Iceland
- Belgium: The Netherlands
- Czechia: Slovakia
- Austria: Serbia
- USA: Germany
Interestingly, the only non-European destination countries that appear are Australia and the United States, all other countries have another European country as their most popular destination.
There’s also a few interesting links, such as the Dutch moving south to Belgium, the Belgians moving south to France, the French moving south to Spain, but the Spanish moving north to France.
Or you have Icelanders moving to Denmark, Danes moving to Sweden, the Swedes moving to Norway and the Norwegians moving to Sweden.
Or Russia and Ukraine being the most popular destination for each other’s emigrants.
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