WARSAW: From behind the wheel of his new Mercedes, a Polish entrepreneur eyes the bus in front of him. It features an ad from an employment agency boasting “Builders, welders: workers from Ukraine and Bangladesh”.
Speaking of the Warsaw logistics company he manages, the entrepreneur tells AFP: “Right now we mostly take on Ukrainians and some Belarussians”.
“We practically no longer have Poles. They’re all working in Germany or Britain,” he said on condition of anonymity.
Demographers believe the situation will only get worse, posing a threat to Poland’s continuous streak of economic growth since the fall of communism in 1989.
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