Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that the aim of his country’s immigration policy is for Poles living and working in other countries to return to Poland.
“We want as many of them as possible to return,” the prime minister said in a meeting with Lithuanians, Ukrainians and Belarusians of Polish descent. He also said he wants to see the return of those Poles who found themselves abroad after when Poland’s borders changed.
As reported by Radio Poland online, under the government’s “Powroty” (Returns) policy, some 10,000 “Polish cards” were issued in 2017 to Poles who were exiled to or born in countries east of Poland.
During last week’s informal summit of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Morawiecki said Poland would not accept any refugees and that the country’s only migration policy was for accepting returning Poles.