Poland accepts record numbers of non-EU immigrants

244 thousand

A record 244,000 immigrants from the East, mainly the Ukraine, came to Poland to work legally in 2012. But that is not enough, writes the Energy-Europe Foundation, stressing that “in order to avoid depopulation, 5.2m people must come to live in Poland by year 2050.” In the author’s view, Poland is not an immigrant-friendly country as immigrants find it difficult to obtain permanent residency rights and work permits.