I watched Chirac's discussion with 80 young French in which he was urging a "yes" on the EU constitution. They all wanted to talk about jobs - a young unemployed lawyer, a business graduate working as a cashier at a supermarket, an auto worker who had just seen his plant move to Slovakia.
I know a young Polish woman studying chemistry at Warsaw University and excelling in it. She also is near-fluent in English. She will have no difficlties, and I think that Poland's 1980's "baby boom" will ultimately be a great advantage in a continent where Poland's neighbors to the east and the west have almost ceased to have babies.