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Polish draft dodgers afraid to come home for Christmas

http://wiadomosci.onet.pl/1661568,11,item.html

Military service is still a fact of life ... unless you decided to go and live in the UK, for example. But running away makes it scary to come home for Christmas.

Feckless?

Re: Polish draft dodgers afraid to come home for Christmas

Aren't there plans to drop military service in Poland?

Re: Polish draft dodgers afraid to come home for Christmas

They're planning to phase it out, but haven't started yet. In reality, (at least here in Warsaw - not sure about other towns) if a young man doesn't show up when drafed, it takes several letters over a few months before they come looking, and it's quite easy to be exempted.

But at the airport passport check, who knows...