Although Poland issued over 90,000 visas for IT specialists from the east under a special programme, only around one in seven of those who were invited ever came to the country, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Friday.
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
The US-based financial services firm Visa plans to open a global technology and product hub in Poland, the company announced on Tuesday.
The national delegations of the Nordic and Baltic States as well as Poland to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have said that Russian parliamentarians should not attend its meeting this month.
Russian nationals should not be able to freely travel in the European Union, the prime ministers of Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have said in a joint statement.
Russian citizens should be banned from entering the EU because they should “bear the consequences” of the Ukraine war, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland said on Friday.
EU visas for Russians will become harder to get and more expensive, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, said after meeting his EU peers in Prague on Wednesday.
A group of MEPs, among others from Poland, have demanded the suspension of tourist visas to the EU for Russians as a sanction after Moscow's February invasion of Ukraine.
Poland wants an EU-level ban on visas for Russian tourists, a deputy foreign minister has said.
The number of Polish visas issued to Russian citizens has crashed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper wrote on Friday.
Every Friday catch up on our editor’s top pick of news about Poland, including politics, business, life and culture. To receive your free email subscription, sign up today.