THE PRIME MINISTER OF POLAND REMINDED BRUSSELS OF THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN WAR
Morawiecki: Poland will prove that it helps the fugitives from the east of Ukraine. It is reported by Upmp.news with the reference to Polish Radio.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after his meeting yesterday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Poland supports its position on migration. “We will try to better represent our interests,” he said. The migration crisis was one of the topics of the meeting of both politicians in Brussels. Warsaw is accused of representing the lack of solidarity considering Poland’s refusal to accept refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.
The head of the Polish government stressed that in the case of assistance to the refugees in place Poland showed that “the deeds follow the words”.
Mateusz Morawiecki acknowledged that the asylum rules in Poland are very rigid and this explains the small number of applications received, while statistics give an erroneous picture of migration assistance.
The Polish Prime Minister also recalled the recent refugees from Chechnya, who had to flee after Russia’s incursions into the region.
“I also emphasized the problem of the Russian-Ukrainian war, which led to the fact that in Poland there are more than a million people from Ukraine. Those are mostly labor migrants, but even very carefully approaching the statistics, at least few thousand (…) – are people from the areas where the war goes on, without a roof over their head, ordinary fugitives from the regions of Eastern Ukraine”, – said Morawiecki.
The head of the Polish government also added that Poland wants to report more accurate statistics and better identify fugitives from eastern Ukraine, emphasizing on their interests in Brussels. Prime Minister Morawiecki expressed his hope that Warsaw will be able to convince “interlocutors in the European Union” that this is also a very important and effective side of solidarity on the part of Poland.
In addition, Polish Prime Minister at a meeting with European Commission -President and Vice-President Jean-Claude Juncker and French Timmermans stressed the desire to continue the dialogue on the rule of law in Poland. “The best form of dialogue is a conversation, not two monologues,” said the Polish prime minister during a press conference after the meeting Mateusz Morawiecki also called on the European Commission’s presidents to defend the unity policy in the future EU budget after 2020.
In a joint statement, Polish Prime Minister and Jean-Claude Juncker stressed that they would meet again next time to continue the discussion. They will discuss, in particular, the rule of law in Poland. In February, the EU summit in Brussels on the Community budget after 2020 will also take place.