Both Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydło and government spokesman Rafał Bochenek said the country would not make good on its promise to resettle 7,000 refugees. The nation’s conservative, anti-migrant government agreed to the deal after pressure from the EU.
“I do not see how Poland could take in immigrants at the moment,” Szydło said on Wednesday, only a day after the fatal blasts in Brussels. “The previous government vouched to take in refugees. It agreed to accept several thousand people, who could come to Poland on a voluntary basis. A total of 28 EU countries agreed to it, to solve this problem through relocation. But I say it very clearly—I do not see how Poland could take on any immigrants in the present circumstances,” Szydło said in a televised interview with Superstacja channel.