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Poland's economy at risk if Ukrainians head further west

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By Marcin GoettigWARSAW - For Oleksandar Potashnyi, a Warsaw Uber driver from Kiev, the European Union's move this month to waive visas for Ukrainians now means he can go further west as a tourist -- easily.But for work, he plans to stay in Poland, perhaps opening his own business in a few years.The issue for Poland after the EU's waiver is how many of Potashnyi's compatriots -- possibly as many as a million of whom work in the country -- will do the same, and how many will move on to Germany and the like.It is a crucial question for the Polish central bank, in particular, as it watches for ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 18:40 IST
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