>>3012>How much debt does Poland have
I'd say it's a lot. 54,4% of GDP and iirc there's an EU limit of 60% where at that point there's some kind of outside intervetion. Dunno. The politicians are manipulating numbers to make our stats look good. Yeah, the economic stats of the country are REAL good, but that's all.
As a recent book author said, Poland is a great country to live for green markings on statistical charts.>Any austerity measures like capitol controls?
No idea to be honest. It has no significant impact on the life of the average person as we are piss fucking poor.>Is it a police state over there like it currently is in Germany or Sweden?
Yes! Anyone claiming otherwise is a fucking idiot. Though it is so in a different way. Opinions don't get taken down on the Internet, as the current government is populist, and the popular opinion is anti-immigration (BUT only anti sandpeople migration, completely ignoring the fact that our wages are being dragged down by millions of Ukrainians, the average Pole is dumb as a fucking brick). The way it is a police state is that it is extremely easy to get fined or imprisoned for bullshit like passing at the red light, possessing small amounts of drugs (including cannabis), riding a BIKE while under the influence of the amount of alcohol in a single beer can get you a one year sentence. Insane. Also in 99% of cases, mother takes the child and a fuck ton of money in the court, however, thankfully alimony is not hard to avoid. The government is paper thin in big cases, but incredibly oppressive in the small. There are tons of cases of this, too many to count.>Does the EU control their domestic policies, if so how exactly?
The EU funds we receive make the local governments EU's bitches. They will do all to get the money, and the money will then get squandered on bullshit, such as pensions of administration employees and aquaparks, instead of creating places of employment. The EU is also attempting to influence our legal system reforms by saying it's a step towards totalitarism.>Whats the crime rate?
Low. You can get pickpocketed often if you don't watch yourself, minor crimes like this are commonplace in large cities, but that's all. Murder and severe beatings are rare. This is the only thing I like about this country.>Does a middle class exist, if so by what proportion?
No, it does not. You're either a government cock sucking freeloader or a poor precariate worker with very little in between. Or you're a criminal, or exploiting the system in some way. Poland is the epitome of what's the worst in capitalism. The average hourly wage here is $2.50, made worse by the flood of Ukrainians, who are willing to work for even less. High unemployment, hard to find any job that's not scrubbing shit or construction. You need connections to get a place in this shit country. Usually by licking the ass of the ruling party members.
Government micromanagement / bureaucracy ... how insane is it exactly?
It's a schizophrenic state, because from one perspective it's a big government nightmare, from another it's a capitalist utopia. It all depends on how well you were born and on your connections. But as the average citizen I would say it's insane.
I plan to leave this fucking mess as soon as I save up more money. Aside from the way the country is governed, the people are mental amoebas, extremely close minded, passive-aggressive and toxic.