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Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev
 
 
 
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev is a Master fellow of Geography (2008) and International Relations (2010) from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, where later in 2014 he defended his PhD thesis about the European Return and Cyclic Migration. He is currently a Research Associate Scientist at the Group of Mediterranean Studies at the same University and has been recently awarded by a visiting research position at the Institute of Geography of the Faculty of Science, the Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. His research is focused on Migration, Borders and Development issues.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 5, No. 3 | January 2020
 
 
 
ECONOMIC SITUATION AND MIGRATION TRENDS OF EASTERN SLOVAKIA AND TRANSCARPATHIAN UKRAINE
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
In this paper we present our research about the economic situation in Eastern Slovakia based on official data and on own surveys in the region of Roznava. We also present our results concerning the economic situation in Uzhgorod region, Ukrainian Transcarpathia. Additionally we discuss the migration trends in Eastern Slovakia and the Ukrainian migration to this part of Slovakia, and especially the one originated from Transcarpathia. Our results with students at the Universities of Kosice and Presovshow the interest of the Ukrainian young people to stay in Slovakia or to emigrate to neighboring EU countries in order to have more professional opportunities, compared to Ukraine.
 
 
Keywords
 
Regional Economy; Labor; Migration; Eastern Slovakia; Ukrainian Transcarpathia
 
 
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