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Polish migrants 'still taking root' abroad

An interesting article:

Polish migrants 'still taking root' abroad

More Polish migrants wish to stay in the West in spite of the economic downturn than politicians care to admit, recent surveys have shown. Many are taking root in wealthier societies than back home


Polish citizens are currently allowed to work and settle almost everywhere in the EU. The only two countries which still make use of the so-called 'transition period' and require work permits from Polish citizens are Germany and Austria.

Reporting about the European Commission's latest report on labour migration in Europe .......

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.euractiv.com/en/enlargement/polish-migrants-root-abroad/article-187004

Re: Polish migrants 'still taking root' abroad

Main reason: Welfare and other benefits are far better in western Europe. Life is easier.

Just one example.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/6475309/Why-are-we-paying-child-benefit-in-Poland.html

Re: Polish migrants 'still taking root' abroad

I guess there are historic reasons for the disparities and the reason migrants from Poland are coming to the west in ther first place. If they had not been subject to so many years of war and communist regime, they would be in a far stronger economic position now. So choices made by the West then are affecting them now...

In any case many are going in the other direction. I hear hardly any Polish in London these days. There are a lot of slavonic language speakers around, but not so many Poles.