Kudos to the Poles for safeguarding their own self interests.
“We do not want to participate in the mandatory process of relocation of migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa.
“We do not want to implement the decision of the European Union taken in September of 2015.”
Poland ‘will accept migrants from Europe – but NOT Africa or Middle East’
POLAND has announced that it is willing to accept migrants from Europe, but not the Middle East or Africa.
In 2015, EU member states adopted a solidarity plan to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from refugee camps in Italy and Greece.
The ruling party in Poland at the time, Civic Reform, agreed to take in 6,200 refugees.
However, there was a parliamentary election that year which took place during the migration crisis and the Eurosceptic party, Law and Justice, was elected.
In an interview with RIA Novosti, foreign minister Witold Waszcykowski said that the relocation scheme violates European treaties.
He said: “Poland is open for migration. And last year for instance we issued 1,267,000 visas for Ukrainians. Half of these visas were work permits.
“We are also open for migration not only from Ukraine but also from Belarus and other countries.