Poland standing firm: Will not take refugee “quota” they were previously assigned, by Ann Corcoran 5/18/17
European nations on the edges of Europe have taken the full brunt of the migrant flood to Europe. The fault lies in the fact that the EU leadership never had the guts to turn the boats back to Turkey or the North African coast when the invasion began in earnest several years ago. Additionally the invasion of Europe from N. Africa accelerated when several European countries, with the Obama Administration’s help (Hillary!), destabilized Libya.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. If Donald Trump really wanted to change the subject, go on the offense, and at the same time encourage his base, he should invite Beata to the White House! Don’t you find it interesting that fearless women opposition leaders in Germany, France and Poland are so vocal about defending against the invasion of Europe?
So the people of Poland elected a government that has steadfastly said, this is not our problem! Why should we welcome the mostly Muslim migrants when statistics show that doing so results in increased turmoil and violence (and expense for taxpayers!)? See map here.
Here is the latest news on efforts to pressure Poland and Hungary. Always remember that it was a Polish king who saved Europe from a Muslim takeover in 1683! Maybe the Poles have a long memory (unlike the French who also once in history turned back the invasion). You go girl!
UK Independent: Poland’s Prime Minister has claimed the country “cannot accept refugees” as the EU threatens legal action against nations failing to comply with quotas.
Alongside Hungary and Austria, it is one of only three countries not to have relocated a single refugee, “in breach of their legal obligations” and commitments.
“This cannot be the responsibility of just a few member states – this must be shared be all,” said Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for migration.
But Prime Minister Beata Szydło told a press conference there had been no formal agreement to compulsory quotas, which Hungary and Poland voted against.
“A critical attitude towards the mechanism of migrant relocation is becoming increasingly widespread in the European Union,” she claimed, according to a translation by state broadcaster Poland Radio. “Poland cannot accept refugees.”
The EU originally set the goal for the distribution of migrants at 160,000 by September 2017. They will be lucky to seed 40,000 by later this year. But fewer than 18,500 people have been resettled so far and while Poland has been assigned 6,200 refugees, none have been admitted.
The country committed to taking in up to 10,000 migrants at the start of the crisis but after winning the 2015 elections, the populist Law and Justice party (PiS) reversed the decision.
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