Bye Bye to the Polish Plumber, Guten Tag to the German Carpenter

Inquiring minds are learning that people respond the same the world over when it comes to stimulators and motivators. In a great article on European emigration trends, the problem of a united Europe becomes incredibly apparent:

The myth of the Polish plumber taking bread from the table of German workers has been and gone. According Foreign Policy Romania, the time has come for workers in Western Europe to migrate to Central Europe, where there are plenty of jobs on offer.

With a growth rate of 1.7% in 2009, Poland was the Eastern European country least affected by the crisis. Even the tragic air crash which caused the death of most of the political elite responsible for this success has not put a brake on the Polish economy. As a result, thousands of East Germans are now traveling east and crossing the river Oder in their quest to find jobs.

But what IS happening? Can this really only be interpreted one way:

This latest phenomenon is further proof of a counter current in the flow of migration. The 1950s and 1960s were marked by the arrival of Turkish and Greek workers in Germany, but now the economic crisis has encouraged German migrants to seek work in Poland and also in Turkey.

Later in the article, this appears:

Young Turkish-Germans are leaving the country where they were born to return to Turkey with their parents. According to a study form the Futureorg Institute in Dortmund, 38% of Turkish graduates would like to live in Turkey. Half of them claim that they “do not feel at home” in Germany, where they believe they are treated like foreigners. Approximately 5,000 of them took the step of emigrating in 2008.

Along with this sentiment of non-integration, another factor that encourages them to leave is the level of discrimination on the job market. According to a study conducted by the University of Konstanz, people with Turkish names are14% less likely to be called for job interviews. This is marked contrast to the situation they would enjoy in Turkey, where the economy has been booming in recent years and there are plenty of interesting jobs on offer to well qualified bilingual graduates.

Could it be what is happening is that The People of Europe (natives) have had enough of Islamic immigration and have created this climate? A strong argument could be made.

The most telling comments were about Romania…

“You can tell the country is bankrupt when the head of state in person makes speeches in praise of emigration,” notes Journalul National in response to recent statements by Romanian President Traian Basescu. The national leader spoke of the “courage” of Romanians leaving home, who have the courtesy to contribute to the national economy by sending money home without weighing on the country’s welfare system. Never mind if Romania “loses all its highly qualified graduates and doctors, or if heedlessly abandons its patients!” complains the newspaper. The brain drain does not only concern Romania. Lidové Noviny reports that at a time of rising unemployment all over Europe, headhunters in countries like Germany and the Untied Kingdom are increasingly looking abroad in their quest to recruit engineers, IT specialists, cooks, doctors and candidates for other key jobs.

Demographics are catching up to Europe. The failure of European countries to have a stable birthrate for the last 50 years is driving these problems to a conclusion most don’t want to even contemplate.


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