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    Poland objects to the EU proposal on what it sees as forcible relocation of asylum seekers under binding quotas, Polish president’s foreign affairs advisor Krzysztof Szczerski said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Commission has been piling pressure on EU states to take in their fair share of refugees or pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($287,000) per person for their resettlement elsewhere.

    "No one will be held in Poland by force. Poland will never agree to forcible relocations, forcible transfers of people just because they are refugees," Szczerski told local news agency PAP. "People won’t be put in camps against their will or kept there by force because it’s against human rights."

    Under the Commission’s new plan, a country that is receiving disproportionate numbers of asylum applications would have refugees shared out across the European Union until the number of applications is back at the acceptable level.

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