Eastern Europeans don't work only in Spanish and Portuguese farms, but also in Denmark, where the same job brings significantly higher wages. More than that, working in Denmark may also mean to learn how to build and run their own farms in their native countries.
Lars Jonsson is a Danish farmer who owns 200 hectares of land, 40 kilometers away from Copenhagen. He talks relaxed, in a flawless English, about quite anything, from the 80,000 pigs he sold in 2006 to the US policy in the Middle East.
His farm provides a net profit of 80,000 euros per year. He has only two employees. Part time workers earn 9,000 euros annually, full time employees earn over 18,000, for an average of 37 hour of work per week.
Everything on the farm is high-tech, computer controlled, with less and less handy work required.
Poland and Latvia provide most of the Eastern workers in Denmark, but locals are quite glad with it, since they all work hard and well. Finding work is easy for anyone who speaks English. Except for agriculture, the health care system also needs a lot of new labor force.