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Poland: FM says EU 'made wrong decision' with refugee relocation02:36

Poland: FM says EU 'made wrong decision' with refugee relocation

Poland, Warsaw
June 14, 2017 at 16:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski stated that the EU misjudged the refugee relocation quotas and that out of 160,000 people only 20,000 were refugees, in Warsaw, on Wednesday. The statement comes in reaction to the EU's decision to begin infringement procedures against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing refugee relocation quotas.

Talking alongside Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, Waszczykowski stressed, "The very concept of relocation is a euphemism and can be defined in normal language as a concept of resettlement by force of 160,000 people to places they most often do not want to be displaced to."

He noted, "We see injustice here, double standards in the selection of only three countries, we are being stigmatised."

He added that EU funds are not linked to the refugee relocation programme noting, "This financial, economic, strictly economic issue cannot be combined with any ideology or behaviour or decisions in other areas." He added that EU fund are in fact, "compensation for the fact that these countries are earning myriads in our markets."

Poland: FM says EU 'made wrong decision' with refugee relocation02:36
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Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski stated that the EU misjudged the refugee relocation quotas and that out of 160,000 people only 20,000 were refugees, in Warsaw, on Wednesday. The statement comes in reaction to the EU's decision to begin infringement procedures against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing refugee relocation quotas.

Talking alongside Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, Waszczykowski stressed, "The very concept of relocation is a euphemism and can be defined in normal language as a concept of resettlement by force of 160,000 people to places they most often do not want to be displaced to."

He noted, "We see injustice here, double standards in the selection of only three countries, we are being stigmatised."

He added that EU funds are not linked to the refugee relocation programme noting, "This financial, economic, strictly economic issue cannot be combined with any ideology or behaviour or decisions in other areas." He added that EU fund are in fact, "compensation for the fact that these countries are earning myriads in our markets."

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