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More Poles willing to emigrate to UK: report

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 10.05.2017 14:03
The number of Poles considering emigrating to the UK has risen for the first time since late 2015, according to a poll cited by the Puls Biznesu daily.
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Since August last year, the number of Poles considering moving to the UK increased by 5 percentage points to 19 percent, the paper said.

Experts quoted by the daily said Poles want to move to Britain before Brexit, as it might be more difficult or even impossible after the UK leaves the European Union.

But the paper added that the bloc and the UK are yet to guarantee the post-Brexit rights Britons living in the EU and citizens of the remaining 27 union states living in the UK.

After Britons voted in a referendum to leave the EU, many Poles living in the UK were uncertain about their futures.

The Polish development ministry estimated that as many as 200,000 of the 800,000 Poles living in the UK might repatriate as a result of Britain’s decision, the daily reported.

The UK is estimated to definitively leave the European union in 2019. (tf/vb)

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