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Germans are increasingly willing to settle in Poland.  Eurostat presented surprising data

Germans are increasingly willing to settle in Poland. Eurostat presented surprising data

Germans are increasingly willing to settle in Poland.  Eurostat presented surprising data

Germans constitute the largest group of immigrants from European Union countries living in Poland. Surprisingly, citizens of other neighboring countries belonging to the Community are much further behind. However, Andrzej Kubisiak, deputy director of the Polish Economic Institute, points out that the inflow from EU countries remains marginal in relation to the total number of immigrants living in Poland.

Eurostat data from the end of 2022 indicate that there are approximately 33.44 thousand people in Poland. citizens of other European Union countries. As it turns out, their largest group are Germans. Almost every fourth EU immigrant comes from this country – a total of over 7,000 people live in Poland. German citizens, which translates into 22.4 percent. whole. For comparison, it is worth pointing out that according to data from 2021, the Polish community in Germany numbered nearly 871,000. people.

Germans in Poland constitute the largest group of immigrants from European Union countries

Second place was taken by Italian citizens, who constitute a total of 12.7 percent. immigrants from EU countries. Behind them were Bulgarians, whose number translates into 7.8 percent. the whole group. Behind the podium were other immigrants from more distant EU countries, such as France (7.3%), the Netherlands (5.4%), Romania (4.9%) and Spain (4.2%).

Although Germany tops the ranking, citizens of other EU member states neighboring Poland placed much further down. Immigrants from Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia constitute 4.1% and 3.8% respectively. and 3.7 percent all foreigners from the community living in our country.

The number of immigrants from EU Member States increased by 10,000. within six years

Eurostat data was graphically prepared and presented on social media by Andrzej Kubisiak, deputy director of the Polish Economic Institute. In his entry, he also emphasized that the number of immigrants from EU Member States increased by 10,000. compared to 2016 and that the citizens of Germany and Italy were responsible for the largest increase. “This is a drop compared to the total of over 1 million foreigners in ZUS. It is worth fighting for EU staff,” he concluded.

In fact, the number of immigrants from EU Member States appears to be small compared to foreigners coming from non-Community countries. According to data presented by ZUS, at the end of March 2024, a total of 1.138 million foreigners were registered for social insurance. Among them, the largest groups were Ukrainians (762.2 thousand), Belarusians (131.8 thousand) and Georgians (25.9 thousand).

Large industrial companies are moving production

In April this year, we reported on Next.gazeta.pl that many industrial companies were moving production from Germany to Poland. Similar decisions were made by, among others, Miele, Valeo, Volkswagen and Mercedes. The main factors are, among others, energy prices, infrastructure and the high number of qualified employees.

Source: Gazeta

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