Category Archives: Poland

Polish Citizenship Bill ‘halfway favourable’ for integration, ‘average’ in EU

Written by Thomas Huddleston, MIPEX Research Coordinator, Co-author and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

Today at the MIPEX III Poland event, I listened to integration experts come up with ways that their country could set more favourable legal conditions for the integration of immigrants. The Polish Constitutional Court is still reviewing the 2009 ‘Citizenship Bill’ that Parliament passed but the President vetoed in April 2009. According to my own unofficial MIPEX prospective impact assessment, if this Bill were to become law, access to Polish nationality would now be ‘average’ for EU Member States and have at least a halfway favourable impact on integration in Poland. Continue reading


New anti-discrimination law in Spain and Poland to significantly affect MIPEX III results

Written by Uyen Do, Legal Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

Both Spain and Poland are expected to adopt new comprehensive legislation in 2011 to conform to the EC anti-discrimination directives. The introduction of these new provisions to comply with the requirements laid down in Directive 2000/43/EC (Racial Equality Directive) and Directive 2000/78/EC (Employment Equality Directive) will considerably improve the MIPEX results for Spain and Poland in the anti-discrimination area. Continue reading