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Szaniawski, Pawel


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Życie Warszawy - Poland | 19/12/2005

Eastern Europe's Hostile Attitude to Immigration

According to an international survey conducted on the occasion of "International Migration Day", Eastern Europe is the least migration-friendly region in the world. With 29 percent of its population supporting immigration, Poland had a relatively good showing in comparison with other countries in the region. Nevertheless the daily looks into the widespread xenophobia. "Immigration is still a new and strange phenomenon in Poland – a country with a very homogenous nationality," one sociologist explains. However, another researcher points out that the fact that Poland itself is a country of emigrants has a positive effect on the nation's attitude in this respect. "In Western Europe, the Irish are those with the most favourable attitude towards immigration, and they themselves emigrated en masse to search for work."

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