Poland Welcomes Migrant Workers

The only EU member state to avoid recession during the 2008/9 economic crisis, Poland looks set to become a magnet for migrant workers. Offering some relief following the mass emigration of their own people to other European countries, Poles are beginning to welcome unfamiliar faces around town.

At Bakalarska market, just outside Warsaw, Poles are served by workers from Turkey, Africa, China, Vietnam as well as some of the former Soviet states. Most of these new faces are working legally following an amnesty announced earlier this year. This ethnic mix in Poland would have been unthinkable until quite recently.

 “We understand them perfectly because up until now we were the economic migrants.”

Rafai Rogola, responsible for Poland’s immigration policy is happy that his country is now a destination of choice for foreigners seeking to improve their economic situation. He has been quoted as saying, ‘We understand them perfectly because up until now we were the economic migrants.’


You may have an interest in also reading…

Sustainable Stock Exchanges: Urgent Need for Simple Metrics

The 4th biennial Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, concluded yesterday (10/14) at the United Nations Geneva

Brazil Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low to Stimulate GDP Growth

As less consumer spending and lower business confidence cause the Brazilian economy to slow, President Rousseff looks to boost growth

EU: Single Rule Book in Banking

The European Commission has adopted a package of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) needed to implement important provisions of the Capital