Poland has long been a homogeneous culture and cannot make a transition of that magnitude overnight. I don't expect Poland to cater for immigrants that much but, being in the EU, it would be nice to know that they reciprocate and bear some of the social costs.
Totally agree on that. I'm only wondering how it was before they joined the EU. Was there some sort of installment in place as one can expect that after the revolution foreigners would also flock to Poland wether she is in the EU or not. I think it will take a few generations before Poland is fully adapted to her new role and new position (within the EU). I guess they somewhat overlooked this side of the membership of an organisation like the EU and are somewhat reluctant to adjust to that section. But sometimes it strikes me how Poland seems to expect to receive all the benefits, things the other memberstates have been fighting for for decades, all at once and starts to complain when it is explained that this simply is not pssbl without first adjusting to those other standards. In other words, they want to benefit as much as pssbl and as quick as pssbl, but whereas the other things are concerned, it suddenly doesn't have to be in such a rush.
The fact that Poland has been a homogeneous state for such a long time and is apparantly not used to (mass-) immigration poses a problem, or better a question: if they are not capable yet to adhere to those standards, haven't they joined the EU too early? I'm leaving the economic demands for membership deliberately out of this for now.
Other thing is: take the current situation between Slowakia and Hungary and this mess about language and stuff. This issue and the above mentioned issues should in my opinion not be present at all, since the EU is supposed to be a kind of monolith and internal struggles would only undermine the concept of the EU as a whole.
So, in short, I would say that Poland, as well as some other countries in the region, get their business straight and quickly so as one can foresee internal trouble within the EU if it doesn't manage to do so within a reasonable timeframe.
M-G (just came back from rip-off Dublin downtown)