YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 20, 2002.(ARKA): Up to 100 thousand migrants from Armenia live in Poland, the Representative of Polish University after Kopernik Tomas Martinyak stated at the seminar “Migration from Armenia: reason, consequence, tendency”. As to him, at this Poland is third among European countries on number of migrants from Armenia, it follows Russian (2 million) and France (450 thousand). “Armenian migrants in Poland represent two groups: old migrants, who came in Poland in middle ages, and new migrants, who migrated from Armenia in result of difficult social and economic conditions”, Martinyak said. He also added that old Armenian-migrants in Poland migrate to other European countries. “Thus Armenia is losing its intellectual potential, because the migrants do not return back to motherland”, he said.
Seminar seminar “Migration from Armenia: reason, consequence, tendency” was organized by public organizations National Civil Initiative, which works in Armenia since April 2002. The head of NCI is the founder of Armenian Center for Strategic and National Research, former foreign minister of Armenia Raffi Hovannisyan.