Poland has announced it is considering taking in more than the 2,000 migrants it earlier declared.
Point of view
Acting jointly and efficiently within the European Union is in our interest.
Following a meeting on immigration, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said the country would make an informed decision, based on certain factors.
The leader called for solidarity among Poles and said:
“Acting jointly and efficiently within the European Union is in our interest. Also, let’s be decent. In his speech today, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker reminded all Poles that we too were once refugees.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda indicated he was against the migrant quotas imposed on EU member states, saying they “should help proportionally to their potential.”
“Let us take into consideration that the majority of those who help migrants reach European borders are organised criminals, organised criminals specialising in human trafficking.”
We saw images of a refugee centre in the north-eastern village of Czerwony Bor currently shelters Ukrainians, Chechnyans and Georgians.
Despite Poland’s policy to oppose compulsory quotas for accepting new arrivals, it is preparing to welcome greater numbers of migrants.