Sunday, June 18, 2023

Poland will have a referendum on "EU migrant deal"

The EU has another proof that Poland has a problem with "the rule of law." As Reuters puts it, its leaders want a referendum on the "EU migrant deal" (quotation symbols are mine.) In other words, they want to ask their voters what they think. How unlawful. 

The problem is the "EU migrant deal" was vetoed a few years ago. Among the culprits was Poland. So, the EU walked around its own laws and procedures and implemented the new rules anyway.

Reuters writes: "Under the deal, each country would be responsible for a set number of people but would not necessarily have to take them in. Countries unwilling to receive irregular migrants and refugees arriving ad hoc to the EU would help their hosting peers through cash - around 20,000 euros per person - equipment or personnel."

Reuters added that: "Poland's ruling nationalists' Law and Justice (PiS) was staunchly opposed to previous attempts by Brussels to relocate migrants using a quota system, citing security concerns.

The party has in the past been accused by human rights groups of stirring up xenophobia through its rhetoric on migration from majority-Muslim countries."

Reuters mentioned that Kaczynski said the country had taken in 1.5 million to 2 million Ukrainians but somehow failed to point out that that's the number of refugees that stayed for good, but the number that came to Poland was 7 million. 

BTW, Reuters also failed to report that Poland received two hundred euros per person from the EU. Where did the other 19,800 go?