Poland cannot afford to accept economic migrants, but it is the biggest central European economy’s duty to accept refugees fleeing wars, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Thursday.
“Accepting migrants escaping to save their lives is our duty,” Kopacz, speaking ahead of an election in October, told a news briefing at a forum in the Southern city of Krynica Zdroj.
The EU is struggling to cope with its biggest influx of refugees and migrants since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, most fleeing war or extreme poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker appealed to European …read more
Source: Cyprus Mail