While other factions within the governments of Europe dwell in some blinding, oblivious utopia, Poland’s Prime Minister has taken a hard stance on immigration, terrorism, and sovereignty.
France, Germany, and the UK have all felt the violent brunt of radical Islamic terror in recent months after a massive uptick in refugee resettlements from the Middle East – a move that comes with little to no increase in the migrant vetting process. With ISIS admitting to using this massive oversight to move their operatives around the world, countries such as Poland have been fiercely opposed to the idea of open borders and relaxed background checks for migrants.
And, even though it has put her at odds with a massive chunk of the European Union, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło is speaking out.
“’I hear in Europe very often: do not connect the migration policy with terrorism, but it is impossible not to connect them,’ the Polish premier told the TVN24 broadcasting network.
“Poland’s governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) is currently locked in a struggle with the EU’s unelected executive, the European Commission, over its refusal to accept 6,200 migrants under a bloc-wide mandatory quota system, which was imposed despite the resistance of much of Central Europe.
“The Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said it was ‘important for governments to understand that they should be part of [the quota system]’ on a visit to Warsaw on 21 March.
“’If some of them do not comply,’ he warned, ‘the Commission has the power [and] the tools to convince these countries.’
“The bloc wishes to fine member-states €250,000 for every migrant they refuse to receive – a sanction which would cost Poland billions, but be difficult to impose.”
Beyond the cut and dry issue of Islamic terrorism slipping quietly and unmolested into the European heartland due to these faulty policies, there is another, more local issue to consider in Europe; the idea that the European Union itself has grown too invasive in the day to day operations of its member nations. The fallout from this has led to radical changes in the makeup of the EU, with Britain’s exit from the organization acting as the catalyst for possibly several more prominent departures in the near future.