Warsaw, Poland. After getting drug before the EU for a public humiliation with Hungary last week, Poland is doubling down on telling Brussels it is not going to be the next dumping grounds for middle eastern refugees from American wars of resource theft.
The very idea of accepting refugees under the EU relocation scheme would “certainly be much worse” than Brussels’ penalties for not doing so, Poland’s interior minister said, following an EU commission warning to Poland and Hungary to implement quotas or face action.
“We mustn’t forget the terror attacks that have taken place in Western Europe, and how – in the bigger EU countries – these are unfortunately now a fact of life,”Mariusz Błaszczak said in a Warsaw interview
The interior minister also said the current migrant crisis is solely a western European problem. “These countries had colonies back in their time, they benefited from Asia’s and Africa’s riches,” he said. “This is an attempt to shift the repayment of those debts on Poland, as well.”
This escalation comes as the European Commission issued another progress report on the relocation scheme, singling out Poland and Hungary as the only countries which have not taken in a single person, “in breach of their legal obligations.”
Poland believes that the EU relocation plan “only intensifies illegal migration,” since would-be migrants are aware that they would get refuge in EU states other than Greece and Italy, where there are currently 12,400 and 2,500 asylum-seekers awaiting relocation.
Poland and Hungary have been given until June “to start pledging and relocating immediately,” or see “the opening of infringement procedures.” The relocation system was approved by the majority of EU member states in September 2015, with Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia staunchly opposing it. Under the plan, bloc members were “pledged” to relocate 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece within two years.
Tensions between Brussels and Warsaw-Budapest have been at fever pitch over what they view as a George Soros financed destruction of both nations with a flood of foreign asylum seekers dumped on their doorsteps, with all of the many benefits places like Paris, Sweden and the UK have derived from the past invasion.