Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo has said the Brussels attacks mean that Poland cannot take part in the EU’s migrant relocation scheme.
“Twenty eight EU countries agreed to solve the issue through relocation. But I will say it very clearly: I do not see it possible to allow migrants in Poland at the moment,” Szydlo told the Superstacja TV broadcaster on Wednesday (23 March).
She criticised German chancellor Angela Merkel for having “invited migrants to Europe.”
“This carefree attitude led to the problems that we have today,” she said.
“We cannot agree that thousands of migrants, who come to improve their lives, flow into Europe. There are also terrorists among them.”
Earlier on Wednesday, she told a meeting of NGO leaders at her Warsaw chancellery that the Brussels attacks meant the EU had lost control of the migration crisis.