Thursday, September 07, 2006

And One Wondered Why The Young, Educated, Hard-working, And Ambitious Of Poland Were All Moving To England and Ireland ...

"Poland's unemployment rate dipped to a five-year low of 15.6 percent in August, down from 15.7 percent a month earlier, the Labor Ministry said Thursday.

The ministry gave no reasons for the fall, but said it would publish more details on the preliminary estimate of August joblessness on its Web site later....

Poland's jobless rate has gradually declined since its post-1989 peak of 20.7 percent in February 2003. However, it remains the highest in the European Union, which the country joined in 2004."

Associated Press "Polish unemployment dips in August" September 7, 2006

Roman Catholic Church, near the grounds of Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet JagielloĊ„ski) located in Krakow, Poland, is ranked among the most elite universities in Europe.

It was founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great as Akademia Krakowska and thus is among the oldest universities in Europe and the world, the second oldest in Central Europe after the University of Prague.

The university was for much of its history known as the Cracow Academy, but in the 19th century the university was renamed to commemorate the Jagiellonian dynasty of Polish kings.


The new conservative and nationalist government of Poland is distancing itself from both globalization and the European Union, and is reevaluating its relationships with its highly different eastern neighbors of Belarus and Ukraine.

Photo credit: University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. With thanks.


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