Support for Opposition Surges as Poland Accepts More Refugees

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz arrives for an emergency EU heads of state summit on migration at the EU Council building, Brussels, Sept. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Francois Walschaerts).
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz arrives for an emergency EU heads of state summit on migration at the EU Council building, Brussels, Sept. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Francois Walschaerts).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the European refugee crisis and European Union member states’ approaches to addressing it. Last month, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said that “accepting migrants escaping to save their lives is our duty.” In an email interview, Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, an expert at the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw, discussed Poland’s migrant and refugee policy. WPR: How has Poland’s stance toward the European Union’s refugee relocation quota scheme changed over the past year? Piotr Kazmierkiewicz: Poland traditionally objected to any measures interfering with its sovereign decisions on border and […]

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