Spain is trying to lure back thousands of Spaniards who went abroad to find work when the country's economy went into a downturn.
The Cabinet approved measures Friday it said are aimed at bringing back up to 23,000 people who left after 2009. Spain was in recession between 2011 and 2013.
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The 50 measures include lower social security payments for workers and higher grants and scholarships for scientific researchers.
The two-year plan is to cost around 24 million euros ($27 million).
The eurozone debt crisis which buffeted the single currency bloc from 2009 brought high unemployment and triggered a brain drain from southern European countries.
Neighboring Portugal, which witnessed an exodus of tens of thousands of workers, enacted a similar plan last year.