Polish PM slams EU policy as 'export of migrant problem'

Migrants walk after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on November 16, 2015Poland’s new right-wing prime minister on Wednesday took aim at a hotly contested EU programme for the redistribution of refugees around the bloc, insisting that some members were using it to burden others. “Attempts to export a problem that certain countries have themselves created without the input of other members cannot be called solidarity,” Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told parliament in a keynote policy address ahead of a confidence vote her majority Law and Justice (PiS) government is expected to win with ease. On Monday Szydlo said Poland would honour the commitments made by the previous liberal government, which agreed to host more than 9,000 refugees in the framework of the EU’s relocation plan.

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