Poland uphold its veto on EU migration pact
Vita gazette – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who opposes the European Union’s migration policy, announced that they will say no to the EU migration agreement to be made next week.
Poland will uphold its veto on a European Union migration pact, its prime minister said on Friday, as the bloc searches for agreement on a system for the sharing of asylum seekers who reach Europe outside official border crossings.
The EU’s top migration official said the bloc was set to agree on handling irregular immigration soon after ministers’ talks yielded no final deal on Thursday, with Berlin and Rome worried over rising arrivals ahead of crucial elections.
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party also faces elections on Oct. 15, and one of its main campaign promises is to protect Poland from illegal immigration. It announced a referendum on the issue on the same day as the vote.
“I am going to the European Council next week, where I will uphold my veto on illegal migration. This is an attempt to attack not only the sovereignty of Poland and other member states but also an attempt to destabilise the EU in a non-democratic manner.” Mateusz Morawiecki said in a televised statement.
The Polish Prime Minister has long criticised the migration agreement of EU countries, emphasising that security is the most critical value. The migration and asylum package prepared by the EU Commission for this purpose is not accepted due to the different attitudes of the member countries. Poland also objected to the rules stipulating the mandatory distribution of immigrants to each EU country or that member states must otherwise pay 20,000 euros for each immigrant they do not accept.