When the Communist bloc collapsed in the 1990s, a vast wave of migrants moved into Western Europe. Poles, Czechs and Romanians, as well as Albanians fled their countries in search of the European dream. During this period, the European Union was enjoying spectacular economic growth. This made it easy for migrants to find jobs immediately.
Thanks to the money they sent back to their home countries, entire families survived and new fortunes were built, some modest and some lavish.
But Western Eu...
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