WARSAW Poland’s primary minister drew a connection on Thursday concerning an attack in London concentrating on the British parliament and the European Union’s migrant plan, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw’s refusal to just take in refugees.
5 persons, including the attacker, were killed and about forty injured on Wednesday following a vehicle plowed into pedestrians close to the British parliament. Police believe the attack was “Islamist-linked”, but have offered no details about the attacker, who they say was performing on your own.
Poland’s ideal-wing, eurosceptic govt has refused to accept any of the six,200 migrants allotted to it beneath the European Union’s quota scheme that is made to share the load of using in the significant figures of migrants and refugees who have occur to Europe about the past two decades.
“I listen to in Europe incredibly often: do not connect the migration plan with terrorism, but it is unattainable not to connect them,” Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo advised private broadcaster TVN24.
Earlier this 7 days the EU’s migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on a visit to Warsaw, warned member states in opposition to failing to host refugees to support reduce force on frontline states bearing the brunt of arrivals throughout the Mediterranean.
“The commissioner really should focus on what to do to avoid such acts as yesterday in London … Poland will not succumb to blackmail such as that expressed by the commissioner,” Szydlo mentioned.
“The commissioner is coming to Warsaw and trying to convey to us: you have to do what the EU determined, you have to just take these migrants …. Two times later a further terrorist attack in London happens,” she mentioned.
The chief of Szydlo’s ruling Regulation and Justice social gathering (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski, mentioned back in 2015 that refugees could provide disorders and parasites to Poland, which is staunchly Roman Catholic and has incredibly several Muslim immigrants.
The migrant concern is just one particular of many about which Poland is at odds with the EU.
Also on Thursday Szydlo mentioned Poland may not accept a declaration EU leaders are due to endorse in Rome this month that will chart the bloc’s program following Britain leaves except it addresses concerns Warsaw considers vital.
(Reporting by Marcin Goclowski Editing by Gareth Jones)