Polish president slams EU's lack of 'solidarity' with E. Europe

Polish President Andrzej Duda listens to a journalist's question in Budapest on March 18, 2016Polish President Andrzej Duda defied European Union criticism of his country’s government on Sunday, accusing the bloc of showing “too little solidarity” with its eastern members. Poland has come under fire for refusing to take in its share of asylum-seekers under an EU plan to tackle Europe’s migration crisis, citing security fears following last month’s jihadist attacks in Brussels. The conservative government has also faced criticism over controversial reforms that prompted the EU to launch a probe in January to determine if proposed changes to Poland’s constitutional court violate the bloc’s democracy rules.

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