Advanced yet Uneven: the Europeanization of Polish Immigration Policy

  • Anna Kicinger
  • Agnieszka Weinar
  • Agata Górny
Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series (MMC)


The political transition of the late 1980s in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in a new geopolitical and economic European order. Along with changes in its economy and politics, a radical shift occurred in Poland’s migration situation. Having once been artificially excluded from population movements during the communist era, Poland joined the European migration flows after the final liberalization of its passport law in 1990. Although still an emigration country, Poland has started to receive growing numbers of migrants, mainly from the ex-USSR, as well as transit migrants heading for the West (Koryś 2004; Okólski 1996).


Immigration Policy Migration Policy Geneva Convention Policy Learning Temporary Protection 
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  • Anna Kicinger
  • Agnieszka Weinar
  • Agata Górny

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