Poland does not intend to change its position and begin accepting refugees from Muslim countries, stated the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki on Polish television.
“We have not changed our position from that formulated by the Law and Justice Party (the ruling party of Poland) before the elections (more than two years ago), and we will not accept migrants from the Middle East and North Africa in Poland,” Morawiecki said.
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“At the same time, on the eastern borders of the European Union, we are extremely involved in reducing tension, and we have already taken tens of thousands, or maybe several hundred thousand refugees from Ukraine,” he added.
On Thursday, the European Commission filed a lawsuit in the European Union against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to accept refugees under the EU Relocation Program.
Morawiecki noted that there are “about a million, maybe one and a half million Ukrainians” living in Poland, and several tens of thousands of them “came from regions that were engulfed by war.”