Is the EU creating a Central European Brain Drain? It looks like it in the field of climate change policy. Practically anyone who gets a job in climate change administration in the new accession states gets offered a job within a few months working for the administration in Brussels.
The bureaucrats of Brussels might like this: smart young people, cheap labour, minds open and not yet corrupted: virgins led to the intellectual brothel of the world’s biggest bureaucracy.
Meanwhile, the administrations of Central Europe, already under-resourced, under-staffed, are further weakened by this trend.
Surely the answer is a transfer fee system, just like in the football world. If Brussels wants climate change experts then they should pay the price, not lift them out of Central Europe and undermine the very institutions they are supposed to be supporting.
Come and work for us James!