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    PM Attributes Increased Crime in Western Europe to Uncontrolled Migration, Poland Takes Strong Stance

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland has linked the rise in crime rates in Western Europe to what he describes as “uncontrolled migration” policies. During his visit to a police station construction site in Brojce, northwestern Poland, Morawiecki highlighted a tragic incident involving the murder of a 27-year-old Polish woman in Greece. He expressed concerns about the frequent reports of crimes, shootings, and violent incidents from various Western European countries.

    The prime suspect in the aforementioned murder case is a 32-year-old Bangladeshi man. Morawiecki pointed out that Western European countries, such as Sweden, with a population four times smaller than Poland, have experienced 144 bombings, shootings, or gang wars since the beginning of the year. He emphasized that the trend of severe crimes is not limited to one region and that it is essential to question the reasons behind it. According to the prime minister, the situation is a result of uncontrolled migration, which he believes correlates with the increase in crime.

    Morawiecki also referenced a survey showing that 96 percent of Poles feel safe in their neighbourhoods. He questioned whether individuals in other Western European countries, like Sweden or France, particularly those living in the suburbs of Paris, would express the same sense of security. The prime minister’s statements suggest that Poland’s perspective on migration policies differs from those implemented under the European Commission’s recent migrant relocation scheme. Poland has taken a strong stance against the scheme, arguing that it has already accommodated over a million Ukrainian refugees following the Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022.


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