Poland could be financially punished for refusing to accept refugees. This is according to a report in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAS).
Poland’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government has repeatedly rejected the European Union refugee quotas, refusing to accept the 6,200 refugees that were allocated to the country.
As reported by FAS, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic could lose around €12bn in the next EU financial framework. The current financial framework is due to expire in 2020.
The newspaper also criticised former Polish Prime Minister and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk, who lambasted the EU’s refugee policy last week.
Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week vowed to contribute some €9m each to support Italy in projects aiming at stopping illegal migration from Libya.
As reported by Radio Poland, Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak vowed that Warsaw would not cave in to demands by Brussels, arguing that Islamic migrant communities in Europe increased the threat of terrorism.