Polish Prime Minister Refuses 7,000 Migrants Citing National Security After Paris Attacks

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BY NICK HALLETT

The Polish Prime Minister has rejected EU demands that her country take 7,000 migrants, saying that after the Paris attacks national security must come first.

Beata Szydło, whose conservative Law and Justice Party swept to power last month amid the ongoing European migrant crisis, said she would not honour a commitment by the previous liberal government to take the migrants.

“After the Paris attacks, the situation has changed. We are not prepared to accept the proposed amount of refugees,” she told a press conference.

Explaining the decision, she said her main priority was the “security of Poles above all”.

At least three of the terrorists who attacked Paris exploited the migrant crisis to enter Europe posing as refugees.

Now Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports that Mrs Szydło called for Europe to “rethink” its strategy on distributing migrants amid ongoing security concerns.

She is not the only…

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Polish Prime Minister Refuses 7,000 Migrants Citing National Security After Paris Attacks

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