The head of the ruling "Law and Justice" (PiS) Party in Poland, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, believes that his country has the right not to receive migrants from countries in the Middle East on grounds of the threat to security and economic problems, as stated by Kaczynski during the congress of the PiS party in Przysucha, Radio Poland reports.
Kaczynski used Finland as an example, which, he said, once adopted 100 migrants, while today there are 26,000 of them in the country. "The ratio is one to twenty-six. For us, much fewer [migrants] would be enough, to start having major issues tied to security arise. And we are not talking about terrorism, but about daily routine security," the PiS leader said.
He added that there is no reason to drastically reduce the quality of life in Poland [by accepting migrants]. Jaroslaw Kaczynski also noted that Poland does not bear any blame for the current situation of the refugees. "We did not exploit the states from which these refugees came to Europe; we did not use them as a labor force; and finally we did not call them here in Europe. We have the full moral right to say 'no'!", concluded the party leader.
The Polish government is opposed to the EU mechanism for relocation of migrants in EU member states in accordance with established quotas. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has repeatedly stressed that a more effective form of support for residents of countries affected by war and armed conflicts is to provide help on the ground.