This year, 5,600 foreigners applied for international protection, the highest number since 2016 and twice as many as last year, an Office for Foreigners spokesperson reported on Monday.
Over 400,000 work permits were issued for foreigners in Poland in 2020, 10 times more than in 2010 and 30 times more than in 2004, when Poland joined the European Union, research has found.
Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has raised Poland's economic growth forecast to 5.1 percent in 2021 from the 4.5 percent expected earlier.
The number of foreigners legally residing and working in Poland is steadily rising, with 818,800 registered with national social insurer ZUS at the end of June, the organisation reported on Thursday.
Attorneys for 32 foreigners trapped in an area between the Polish and Belarusian borders have applied to the European Court of Human Rights for it to grant them protection under international law and to demand that the Polish authorities provide them with food and medical assistance.
The number of foreigners working in Poland is on the rise with about 800,000 of them now legally employed in the country, up by 127,000 on the pre-pandemic era.
Valid residence permits are held by over 483,000 foreigners, mostly by Ukrainians, Belarusians and Germans, a spokesman for the Office for Foreigners has told PAP.
A growing number of foreigners legalised their stay in Poland in Q1 2021, a spokesman for the Office for Foreigners (UdSC) has reported.
The number of foreign tourists who stayed overnight in Poland in 2020 tumbled by almost 50 percent year on year.
British Business and Social Entrepreneur, Richard Lucas talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of being a foreigner in Poland in the 1990’s on his 30 year anniversary of living in the country. He reveals how he made it in business despite speaking zero Polish, what he doesn’t miss about the 90s, what annoyed him, and what he found ‘charming’ about being in Poland in its first post-Communist decade.