@gosc; this is typical ultranationalist and anti-EU talk, could very well be copy paste from one of their sites. They throw these arbitrary numbers but they never say where they got them from. Also, they seem to think that balancing the Polish budget is like buying groceries or something, and "only 5%" is easy to manage from somewhere else. Total ignorance fueled by increasingly aggressive far right media these days.
To be on topic, the Polish gov is resisting the quota proposal, but I see this simply as an act to appeal to uneducated and conservative voters.
,,far-right, ultranationalistic, uneducated". What a primitive post, do you really think that such pathetic insults makes any impression on me? And who do you think you are to judge me or say who i am? I know it may work in Wester Europe but overhere people are much more independend in their opinions and you cannot simply silence someone by using key-words like ,,far-right, racism" etc.
Like it or not, most of Poles are against accepting illegals - no matter what age they are, what's their profession. It doesn't suprise me, too many of them saw western europe, too many of them know what's economic and social price of such reckless policy.
Without EU money Poland would still be eating perogi for lunch and supper and the girls would still have hair all over their legs.
In other words - the country would still be a backward non-entity.
true but Poles don't want to admit it. Without EU, Poland would be like Moldavia.
Poor souls, fed up with propaganda. Poland entered EU in 2004 and it was already well developed country, with massive economy growth (much higher than today), which easily multiplied its GDP in time period 1989-2004 (we didn't need EU for that). Even without EU we would continue to rise, develop and get richer and richer, just like we did earlier without the EU.
Plenty of countires around the world are developing without the EU or natural resources. How narrow-minded you have to be to think that there is no growth without the EU.
The only EU benefit i would not underestimate is free trade and free flow of services.