A chance encounter on the remote Faroe Islands leads to a meeting with a remarkable Polish woman.
Of the 232,000 work permits issued in the first six months of 2019, over 23,000 were given to citizens of 10 Asian countries who found Poland to be “a better life, better wages, a safe life, law which is in force and respected.”
According to data published on Thursday, Poles, who are the largest national minority in the country, are the group which is slowest in registering, as only 17 percent have done so (154,000 out of the estimated 905,000 people).
Special incentives for students and highly qualified employees will be included in the new migration policy of the Polish government, which in this way wants to fight the country's workforce shortage, the daily Rzeczpospolita wrote on Thursday.
Under the proposed changes an immigrant will get permanent residency after just 2.5 years in Poland, instead of the four years they currently have to wait.