Poland considers the objections of the Netherlands to the export of unemployment benefits, which allows employees to benefit from a Dutch unemployment benefit in their own country for up to 6 months, to be outdated. “The exchange of employees is in the interest of both countries”, says Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz of Entrepreneurship and Technology, who visited the Netherlands last week. “All countries within the European Union benefit from the common market. I can hardly imagine the Netherlands without Polish workers. I think that some construction sites would simply have to be shut down.”

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Author profile picture Arjan Paans is editor-in-chief of Innovation Origins DE. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked in Berlin as a foreign correspondent. Aftewards he was a news manager for several Dutch newspapers. Arjan is married and has one son.