Locked content EC approves additional €90.5 mln for migration problem

The European Commission decided to allocate additional €90.5 million to strengthen the management of external EU borders and protection of migrants in North Africa.  During last week’s EU summit in Brussels, the leaders committed to increasing financial support to address the migration problem...

Locked content Poland ranked 25th in Expat Ranking 2016 by HSBC

According to a report by global financial services company HSBC, Poland is 25th best country in the world to live and work in as an expat (in terms of employment, wages, quality of life, safety and quality of childcare). “Poland’s popularity as a business destination is growing as more people ...

Locked content CBOS: 58% of Poles against taking in refugees

The majority of Poles are still against taking in refugees from war-torn countries, the latest survey by pollster CBOS revealed. About 58 percent of respondents do not want to accept any refugees in Poland, whereas 34 percent say the country should provide them with a temporary shelter and 4 percent...

Locked content Remittances to Poland at PLN 3.8 bln in Q1

The central bank, NBP, informed that the value of transfers from migrants to Poland amounted to PLN 3.8 billion in Q1 and was 1.7 percent higher than in the same period last year.   The NBP said that the growth was propelled by remittances from long-term migrants, which increased by 2.2 percent. Tho...

Locked content Research: 66% of Poles negative towards refugees from the Middle East

Poles have one of the worst attitudes in Europe toward refugees from the Middle East, a study by PEW Research Center showed. The fact is that some 71 percent of Polish citizens believe refugees will increase the likelihood of terrorism in the country, while 75 percent claim that refugees are a burde...

Locked content Poles sent PLN 16 billion in remittances in 2015

In 2015, Poles working abroad sent their families over PLN 16 billion, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported. Meanwhile, Ukrainians earned PLN 8.4 billion in Poland last year. The majority of Polish citizens were working in Germany (PLN 5.7 billion earned) and in Great Britain (PLN 4.5 billion)...

Locked content Sejm passes resolution opposing resettling migrants

The Sejm, the lower chamber of parliament, has adopted a resolution expressing a strong objection to the EU mechanism of relocating migrants or refugees. “The instruments of immigration policy should stay in the hands of Poland,” the resolution read. As many as 267 MPs voted for, 158 wer...

Young Poles support idea of reintroducing border controls

As much as 80 percent of Poles aged 18-24 said that they support the idea of restoring border controls and scrapping the Schengen area, according to a survey by IBRiS for Rzeczpospolita.  In total, 50 percent of the respondents approved the idea, while 47 percent were against.