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    Polish Prime Minister Vows to Oppose EU Migrant Quota Plans as Long as PiS is in Power

    Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, reaffirmed the firm stance of his governing Law and Justice (PiS) party against the European Union’s proposed migrant quota plans. Morawicki emphasized that PiS’s position on quotas has remained unchanged since 2015 when the EU initially introduced the idea.

    The European Commission has recently put forward a proposal requiring EU member states to accept a designated number of migrants. The system aims to establish an annual minimum relocation figure for each member state, starting at 30,000 migrants. In the event of refusal to accept migrants, countries would face fines for each person they decline.

    In a tweet, Morawiecki expressed his concerns, stating, “Today, the EU is attempting to compel Poland to accept illegal immigrants from other countries or pay EUR 22,000 per person per year. As long as PiS remains in power, we will not yield. Safeguarding the well-being of Polish families is our utmost priority.”

    Last Thursday, during a meeting of EU interior ministers, a negotiating position regarding the reform of migration regulations within the EU was adopted. Poland and Hungary, however, voted against supporting what they referred to as the “migration pact.”

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