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Poland wants its population back
Polish workers emigrate
Polish workers emigrate

Gavin Esler talks to Mayor of Wroclaw, Rafal Dutkiewicz.

Europe is experiencing its greatest movement of population since World War Two.

Many young people from the new countries to join the European Union are seeking a better life in Britain and the west.

But this is beginning to create problems back home.

Rafal Dutkiewicz, the Mayor of Wroclaw, has spent the last four years trying to attract foreign investment to his city.

He's had a fair amount of success, resulting in the creation of some 40,000 new jobs.

But now the big firms who've settled in Silesia are in danger of not being able to find enough workers

Rafal Dutkiewicz is visiting London to give young Polish workers the message that there is a future for them in Poland. He talks to Gavin Esler.

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