Filipino migrants, Ryanair strikes, filming incentives
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Poland may take Filipino workers: Minister
The Straits Times (Singapore)
The Deputy Labour Minister announced Poland is in talks with the Philippine authorities in the hope that Filipino migrants will cover the wage shortage. The ministry aims to attract qualified workers in the IT, medical and construction sectors.
After strikes by Ryanair’s pilots and cabin crew in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, the chief executive threatened to move jobs to Poland as the airline faces potentially more strikes. While the Irish market has been damaged by these strikes, he said the Polish market is growing strongly for the airline.
The energy ministry announced Polish power companies will be obligated to sell all electricity produced on a power exchange to prevent price surges. Rising coal prices and carbon emission costs have caused power prices to recently increase.
A visit to Poland: Clarkson student returns to the country of her ancestors
Watertown Daily Times (USA)
A Clarkson University student received a scholarship trip to Poland paid for by General Electric and the president of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The student traveled to the land of her Polish ancestors and met with various ministers and the president himself.
The Polish parliament is reviewing a draft bill that will offer a rebate on filming expenses of up to 30% for qualifying productions. Refunds will be available to productions that meet criteria similar to those in other EU countries including the use of local culture, facilities and talent.