Almost 3.7 million of citizens from central and eastern EU member states are working in Western Europe, with Romanians and Poles topping the rankings, reveal statistics by the Austrian Institute for International Economic Studies as quoted by Der Standard.
The Austrian daily writes that the migration of Eastern European citizens to find a job has significantly increased in the past years, with Romanians and Poles being the most mobile of them.
Therefore, 40 % of the 3.67 million immigrants working in Western Europe come form Romania, Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Bulgaria.
Citizens from Romania and Poland seem to be the greatest beneficiaries of the free movement inside the EU. 15% of the Romanians and 6% of the Poles have jobs in Western states.