Locked content The number of Poles living abroad inches up in 2017 – GUS

At the end of 2017, there were 2.5 million Poles living abroad, which is 1 percent y/y growth, according to data from Central Statistics Office GUS. The majority of Poles in immigration live in Europe, 2.2 million, out of which 2.1 million lives in another EU member state. Among them, the largest nu...

Locked content Number of Poles willing to work in the UK on the rise – report

According to a survey conducted by HR consultancy Work Service, 19 percent of Poles planning to move abroad to work, would move to the UK. This figure is higher by 5 percent from the last such poll conducted in November last year. “The UK has once again become the top destination among Poles looking...

Locked content Poles as second largest minority in UK

Number of Poles living in the UK has risen to 916,000 in total, which is 63,000 more than one year ago, the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported. Poles come ahead of the second largest minority without a British passport in the UK – Indians. According to ONS, Polish women in the ...

Locked content IMF worried about youth emigration from Poland

The emigration of young skilled workers from eastern Europe [Poland] risks creating a vicious circle that damps the economy in their home countries, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund. In 2014, income per person figures in Poland was around 70 percent of the average across the ...

Locked content More than 50% of unemployed Poles consider labor migration

More than a half of unemployed Poles consider labor migration, according to the latest Work Service survey. As much as 53 percent of unemployed Polish citizens intend to migrate in order to find a job outside Poland. This number increased by 14 percent, compared to survey in autumn 2015. About 24 pe...

Poland issued 355,418 residence permits in 2014

The Polish government issued 335,418 residence permits in 2014, according to a news release by Eurostat. As many as 69.6 percent of all permits in Poland were handed to Ukrainian nationals, while Belarusians accounted for 20.8 percent. Only 1.7 percent of permits were given to Moldovans.

Locked content Poles carried out one day strike action in UK

More than 1,000 Polish workers are set to gather outside parliament instead of going to work in a protest against scapegoating Polish migrants. According to the Guardian, the Polish community in the UK was expected take action on Thursday to demonstrate just how much the UK relies on them, in two co...