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Poland: PM says migrants cannot be settled in Poland at present01:00

Poland: PM says migrants cannot be settled in Poland at present

Poland, Warsaw
March 23, 2016 at 22:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo revealed a shift in government policy regarding refugees commenting, "I will say it very clearly, I do not see it possible to allow migrants in Poland at the moment", speaking in an interview in Warsaw, Wednesday.

"The previous government has declared that it will participate in the reception of refugees", she said, "but I will say it very clearly. I do not see it possible to allow migrants in Poland at the moment".

The agreement in which European countries will take in one Syrian refugee directly from Turkey, for every refugee returned to Turkey came into force at midnight last Saturday. The EU has offered Turkey €6 billion ($6.70 billion), once an initial €3 billion ($3.40 billion) that was agreed to in November 2015, has been spent. Around 47,500 refugees are stranded in Greece, according to figures released by the Greek authorities on Saturday, March 19.

Poland: PM says migrants cannot be settled in Poland at present01:00
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Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo revealed a shift in government policy regarding refugees commenting, "I will say it very clearly, I do not see it possible to allow migrants in Poland at the moment", speaking in an interview in Warsaw, Wednesday.

"The previous government has declared that it will participate in the reception of refugees", she said, "but I will say it very clearly. I do not see it possible to allow migrants in Poland at the moment".

The agreement in which European countries will take in one Syrian refugee directly from Turkey, for every refugee returned to Turkey came into force at midnight last Saturday. The EU has offered Turkey €6 billion ($6.70 billion), once an initial €3 billion ($3.40 billion) that was agreed to in November 2015, has been spent. Around 47,500 refugees are stranded in Greece, according to figures released by the Greek authorities on Saturday, March 19.