01:13 GMT05 August 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Europe's Refugee and Migrant Crisis (200)

    In case the ECJ urges Poland to accept refugees within the country, Poland will refuse to accept this decision, country's Foreign Minister said in terms of European prolonged migration crisis.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — Even in the event the European Union court urges Poland to accept migrants in its' borders, Poland will not allow refugees into the country, as country's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.

    "We will defend ourselves, because Polish security is more important than such rash decisions by European institutions…. We will not implement this decision," Waszczykowski told the Polish Radio.

    On Wednesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled to dismiss the legal actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against mandatory quotas for refugees' resettlement. The court decided that this mechanism is helping Greece and Italy to cope with the consequences of the 2015 migration crisis in an effective and proportional manner.

    Actually, in September 2015, the heads of the EU interior ministries adopted the European Commission’s proposal on the distribution of 160,000 undocumented migrants in Italy and Greece, who would be spread across the European Union under a quota plan.

    Europe's Refugee and Migrant Crisis (200)


    ECJ Ruling On European Migrants Shows All EU States Must Accept Refugees - NGO
    Refugee Rape and Murder Trial Raises Vetting Questions About German Migrants
    Sweden to Build Whole New Cities to Lodge Migrants, Solve Housing Crisis
    Home Is Where the Money Is: Germany's Migrants Ship Out Record Amounts of Cash
    migration crisis, migrants, EU, European Commission, Witold Waszczykowski, Poland
    Community standardsDiscussion