Szymon Pietrzak

is a student of Theatre, Film and Media Studies (Theater-, Film und Medienwissenschaft) at the University of Vienna. He is developing a website about culture called Filmawka. He writes as much as he can about good people and even better films, and visits at least five film festivals every year, so he can always keep up. His main interests are politics, football and fighting for diversity and equality.

Commuting From Poland to Vienna to Pay the Bills

Today, Poles abroad are in a very different situation than in 2004. Their average salary is increasing – and in Austria, it’s the highest of anywhere in the EU. Austrian Poles are also sending more money home than Poles living elsewhere in Europe, as trade increases bring the two countries economically closer