Benefits arising from the integration of Poland in the European Union
- A potential economic and ecological importance
- A possible flexibility of the treaty for a future operation?
- Climatic upheaval with multiple outcomes
- Towards recognition of indigenous peoples
- The Arctic: a military zone that is highly strategic
On May 1, 2004, Poland joined the European Union along with nine other countries. The entry of these countries raised many questions among the 15 members of the European Union. Poland was the first country to break away from the Soviet communist bloc in 1989, and to shift from a centrally planned economy to a market economy. The metamorphosis has been long and is not yet fully complete. Large gaps remain in the country's policy, on several levels, whether in regard to state government or the economy itself. Since the country's integration within the European Union, although progress has been made, this integration has also increased the already considerable disparities in social terms. This integration of Eastern Europe now poses the problem of displacement of Europe's borders along Russia and countries in the southern Mediterranean region. Poland is increasingly becoming popular as a destination for commercial ventures. Therefore, it seemed interesting to analyze the situation in Poland, the economic, demographic and social understanding of why this country attracts so many European companies (and usually foreign) and overseas investment, while the majority of its people dream only of one thing: migrate to the countries of Western Europe such as the United Kingdom, Ireland or France, lured by a better standard of living. It is also interesting to examine the mutual contributions between countries of the European Union and Poland, and the benefits reaped by each country within the organization.