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Letter From Poland: Smart, Young, Unemployed - and Leaving

Pawel Wita @ Occupy.com - Anita Budner comes from a small town in western Poland, but has restarted her life in Hamburg, Germany. Budner didn't picture herself leaving her homeland. Yet despite having a good education and a university degree, the lack of opportunities in Poland pushed her to go abroad. And she is not alone.

"Here in Germany right now there is a huge debate to increase the minimum wage from 5 euros to 8.50 euros per hour. I would be incredibly happy if I could find any job in Poland for Germany's current minimum wage," Budner said. The minimum wage in Poland is 2.50 euros per hour, and there isn't a politician who would consider increasing it.  Read more.

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