Poland and several other countries are being threatened by the European Union for not accepting refugees into their countries.
THE Polish ministry of foreign affairs is set to contest European Commission plans to penalise the country for refusing to accept any refugees as part of an EU relocation scheme.
The revelation comes after the Commission said it would prepare penalties over refugee inaction for Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, said: “Europe is not only about requesting funds or ensuring security”, but insisted that the move was “not a punishment” and the Commission could reverse its decision “if the governments reconsider their position”.
After so many terror attacks from people who were refugees or who associate with them, it’s amazing the EU is focused on this instead.
Poland is telling the EU to stick it where the sun don’t shine.
In response, the Polish ministry said Warsaw had shown solidarity in the migrant crisis by protecting its external borders.
In a statement, it said: “In 2016 alone Poland seconded 433 Border Guard officers to take part in joint operations coordinated by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), including a 227-strong deployment in Greece.”
The ministry also said referenced its allocation of around 118.5million Polish złoty (£24.8million) to measures in aid of victims of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as an example of its efforts to forge stronger humanitarian engagement in the region.
That’s great. I hope they stick to their guns. And someone should tell Trump to put pressure on the EU to lay off Poland, who has always been a great friend and ally of the United States.