Forced relocation of refugees worse than EU penalties: minister

‘Błaszczak was asked by Polish Radio about Tuesday’s statements by the European Union that Poland and Hungary have until June to start accepting refugees or face sanctions.
He said that the prospect of accepting refugees would “certainly be worse” than any penalties.
“Let us keep in mind what happened in Western Europe. Let us remember the terrorist attacks – [which] in principle, are a fact in the larger states of the European Union, unfortunately,” Błaszczak said.
“Let’s remember that they started with relatively few Muslim communities, which are very numerous now [around Europe],” he added.
On Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that thanks to Poland’s tough attitude towards refugees, “a critical attitude towards the mechanism of migrant relocation is becoming increasingly widespread in the European Union”.
“Poland cannot accept refugees,” she added.’
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