There is a new report on migration from and to South and Eastern Mediterranean countries. The report says that there is an awareness of the need to manage migration in these countries. 8.2 million emigrants from countries in the Mediterranean live in the European Union. They come mostly from Turkey, Morocco and Algeria.
The main three reasons for the continuing emigration from South and Eastern Mediterranean countries according to the report are
- well established diasporas in destination countries,
- strong economic and political differentials between South and North Mediterranean, and
- young people’s increased desire for mobility.
In fact, the proportion of young people contemplating emigration is high (up to 84% for young males in Tunisia) and is steadily increasing.