German Minister: EU May Need Rules To Stop Doctors Emigrating

History may not repeat, but it rhymes.

The European Union should consider regulating to stop member states from poaching each other’s doctors and other professionals, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said.

Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party’s leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighbouring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians.