25.01.17 10:41

Poland to attract migrant workers from Ukraine

Poland will implement measures to attract workers from the east of Europe, including Ukraine, due to poor demographics in the country.

This was announced by Polish Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

The current situation on the labor market proves that Poland is lacking hands, Rafalska said.

She added that the Development Ministry of Poland is working on proposals for eastern immigrants to work and reside in the country.

Read more: Ukrainians visit Poland, Russia, Hungary most, - State Border Guard Service

The minister said this policy should be relevantly controlled.

A cross-functional group that includes representatives from ministries of development, family, and interior affairs is drafting amendments to the migration legislation of the country. Deputy Development Minister of Poland Jerzy Kwiecinski said the policy should be aimed at Ukrainians and become and 'efficient recipe to demographic crisis' in Poland.

The Polish government intends offering longer-stay visas to Ukrainians and encourage young Ukrainians to receive permanent resident status and Polish citizenship.
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