Polish PM wants ‘sensible’ migration policy

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Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo reacts during the Rome Summit on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of signing the Treaty of Rome, in Rome, Italy, 25 March 2017.

Polish PM wants ‘sensible’ migration policy


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Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydło has announced the country will continue to puruse a “sensible migration policy”.

“I am resistant to ‘blackmail and pressure’, which are used in Brussels, among other places,” Szydło told a press conference on April 5.

As reported by Radio Poland online, her statement comes just one day after the UK’s The Times daily reported that Poland and Hungary could be forced out of the EU if they do not accept migrants under a Brussels relocation scheme.

“Since we took power in Poland, the government under my direction has made it clear that we will not accept such a solution because we recognise it as a bad thing, especially for Europe,” sais Szydło.

She also said Brexit was partly caused by an irresponsible migration policy.

“The European Union made a fatal mistake – under pressure from all sorts of lobbyists, but also largely under German pressure – to adopt solutions that have proven not only to be ineffective and not address the migration problem, but have also led to the fact that only 27 countries [remain in the EU],” Szydło said.

“I hear in Europe very often: do not connect migration policy with terrorism, but it is impossible not to connect them,” she added.

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