Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy


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WARSAW: Poland's prime minister drew a hyperlink on Thursday between an assault in London concentrating on the British parliament and the European Union's migrant coverage, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to absorb refugees.

5 individuals, together with the attacker, have been killed and about 40 injured on Wednesday after a automotive ploughed into pedestrians close to the British parliament. Police consider the assault was "Islamist-related", however have given no particulars concerning the attacker, who they are saying was appearing alone.

Poland's right-wing, eurosceptic authorities has refused to simply accept any of the 6,200 migrants allotted to it underneath the European Union's quota scheme that's designed to share the burden of taking within the giant numbers of migrants and refugees who've come to Europe over the previous two years.

"I hear in Europe fairly often: don't join the migration coverage with terrorism, however it's unimaginable to not join them," Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo advised personal broadcaster TVN24.

Earlier this week the EU's migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on a go to to Warsaw, warned member states towards failing to host refugees to assist alleviate strain on frontline states bearing the brunt of arrivals throughout the Mediterranean.

"The commissioner ought to consider what to do to keep away from such acts as yesterday in London ... Poland won't succumb to blackmail corresponding to that expressed by the commissioner," Szydlo stated.

"The commissioner is coming to Warsaw and making an attempt to inform us: it's a must to do what the EU determined, you need to take these migrants .... Two days later one other terrorist assault in London happens," she stated.

The chief of Szydlo's ruling Regulation and Justice social gathering (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski, stated again in 2015 that refugees might deliver illnesses and parasites to Poland, which is staunchly Roman Catholic and has only a few Muslim immigrants.

The migrant concern is only one of a number of over which Poland is at odds with the EU.

Additionally on Thursday Szydlo stated Poland won't settle for a declaration EU leaders are as a consequence of endorse in Rome this month that may chart the bloc's course after Britain leaves until it addresses points Warsaw considers essential.