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Wave of re-migration: Eastern Europe’s wave of emigration may have crested

Print section Print Rubric:  Workers who went west are turning around Print Headline:  Wave of re-migration Print Fly Title:  Eastern Europe comes home UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Blanket repression is the wrong way to deal with political Islamists Fly Title:  Wave of re-migration Location:  PRAGUE WHEN Richard Fetyko left his native Slovakia in 1992 for a high-school study-abroad programme, he planned to return at the end of the year. Instead he spent 22 years in America, earning university degrees and working in banking and on Wall Street. “I didn’t really see myself able to apply my skills in Slovakia,” Mr Fetyko says. But as Slovakia’s economy matured, that started to change. In 2014 he got an offer from an investment firm in Bratislava, and came home. Mr Fetyko was part of a wave. From 1992 to 2015, so many people left eastern Europe that ...