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Poland wants its citizens to leave the UK. It should support those who call it home | Jakub Krupa

The Polish ambassador has asked his compatriots to ‘seriously consider’ returning. But it’s not his decision to make

In common with European countries – and increasingly the UK itself – Poland does not know quite what to make of Brexit.

This is evident in the Polish ambassador Arkady Rzegocki’s letter to his compatriots on Tuesday, which reveals a conflict between the consular duty of care for Polish citizens amid the uncertainties of the protracted Brexit process and the political ambition of the Polish government to tempt back some of the 900,000 Poles who have migrated to the UK.

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Polish ambassador urges Poles to ‘seriously consider’ leaving UK

Arkady Rzegocki voices concerns over settled status application process

Poland’s ambassador to the UK has written to 800,000 Poles advising them to “seriously consider” returning home, and expressed concern about the application process for getting settled status in the UK after Brexit.

Arkady Rzegocki said that while the process was straightforward, he was concerned. “Forty-two per cent of EU citizens who have had applied to achieve settled status have had problems. Many have received pre-settled status,” he said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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The Visegrad Group and Brexit: Ambitions Too High?

The Visegrád Group (VG; also referred to as the Visegrád Four) is a multilateral platform composed of four Central and Eastern European states (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) which was established in 1991 to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination and which has recently become synonymous with the word “rebellion” in Brussels. Ambitions unleashed Many commentators and researchers have argued that Brexit would increase the potential for this sub-regional grouping to punch above its weight, better secure its interests and contribute more prominently to shaping the future of the EU. Indeed, the group itself has clearly tried to include ...
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