– I appeal to the current government coalition: immediately veto these regulations that are bad for Poland, so that we can live in a safe homeland, also in the next generations – says former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a recording on website X. It’s about the migration pact.
On Thursday, the European Commission said it “welcomed” the progress made by the European Parliament and the Council on the new Pact on Migration and Asylum. “The political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Pact on Migration and Asylum is a significant breakthrough on the way to developing a common migration management system in the EU,” we read in the EC press release. – Our goal was to develop a fair and pragmatic approach to joint management of migration in the EU – explained Ursula von der Leyen.
However, former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki believes that the regulations proposed by the EU are “bad for Poland”. – Unfortunately, the pressure of illegal immigration on all of Europe continues. Legal and legislative actions on the part of the European Commission only increase this pressure – he said in a recording published on website X. – We, our government, were previously very strongly opposed to this pact – recalled the PiS politician.
– That is why I appeal to the current government coalition: immediately veto these regulations that are bad for Poland, so that we can live in a safe homeland, also in the next generations – said Morawiecki, while thanking “the soldiers and officers who guard our security on our eastern border.”
Von der Leyen on the agreement: This is a key step
The agreement on the migration pact breaks the long-standing deadlock. The European Commission presented a new pact on migration and asylum in September 2020. However, the agreement still requires formal ratification by the European Parliament and the Council. – Europe is a strong community that can find the best answers to great challenges – said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She added that the agreement is “a key step towards ensuring that Europe has the appropriate tools to manage migration.”
– The breakthrough on the pact demonstrates our commitment to act together even on the most complex issues and in line with our values. We need to manage migration in an organized and European way. It’s not about winners and losers. By agreeing on a common and humanitarian approach to migration management, we will all be winners, said Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs.