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Polish companies sending their employees to Germany, France or Belgium face much stricter inspections than their local counterparts, writes Rzeczpospolita, reporting on complaints collected by the Polish Chamber of Commerce (PIH). Members of the industry organisation have appealed to the Polish government for assistance in delegating their employees – an estimated 250,000 per year – to other EU countries.

“Polish entrepreneurs are subject to all-out inspections, especially in France and Germany. They are faced with the charges of smuggling their employees,” the Chamber’s expert told the daily. The situation of some 25,000 Polish companies that send their employees to work abroad is further aggravated by unclear social insurance regulations and court rulings in Poland that complicate the process, notes Rzeczpospolita.