One in three Ukrainians preparing to leave Poland: report
PR dla Zagranicy
One in three Ukrainians working in Poland plan to take up employment in Germany, a new study has found.
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The process of migration, however, will be spread over the next few years, according to the survey run by job agency EWL S.A. and the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw.
Last week, the German parliament adopted new regulations enabling non-EU nationals to take up legal work in that country. The legislation, which chiefly concerns qualified workers, will come into force as of 2020. However, many Ukrainians working in Poland do not intend to wait, the study revealed.
The survey showed that among Ukrainian workers already planning to migrate for work, one in five respondents declared that they would move West before the new migration policy comes into force next year.
The figure is almost double when it comes to the number of Polish-based Ukrainians willing to go to work in Germany in 2020. And one in four Ukrainian workers is considering moving to Poland’s western neighbour in 2021 or subsequent years.
Meanwhile, only 2.6 percent of Ukrainian workers employed in Poland meet the main criteria set by the parliament in Berlin, the Money.pl website reported.
The study was carried out on 855 Ukrainian citizens working in Poland in April and May.