Poland agrees to accept an additional 5000 refugees

Following an EU emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, Poland has declared it’s support for the UN decision which sees refugee quotas being imposed on member states. With its support, Poland has turned on other Central Eastern European states such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania which strongly oppose the UN’s decision about the quotas.

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The UN’s decision will see 120000 refugees being spread across the EU member states. Initially 66000 migrants will be moved between the member states while the rest will follow a year after.

– Apart from the 2,000 we had agreed to accept there will be an additional 5000 refugees for Poland to take in. The first migrants will arrive in Poland in 2016”, deputy Foreign Minister Rafal Trzaskowski said.

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