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EU summit in Malta: Poland satisfied with stance on migration

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Paweł Kononczuk 04.02.2017 08:48
Polish PM Beata Szydło said after an informal EU summit on migration in Malta on Friday that the bloc's new plan to tackle migration from Africa is "satisfactory".
PM Beata Szydło. Source: www.flickr.com/photos/premierrpPM Beata Szydło. Source: www.flickr.com/photos/premierrp

EU leaders adopted a plan aiming to limit rising migration from Africa that prioritizes cooperation with Libyan border guards and fighting human trafficking.

"The declaration that was adopted, the position of 28 countries on migration, is satisfactory for Poland," Szydło said at a press conference after the summit.

"I am pleased to say that the change of direction, the philosophy behind the European Union's migration policy, is a result to a very large extent also of the firm stance presented by Poland," she said.

"Defence of external borders, (together with) humanitarian aid, is the model of migration policy that was put forward by Poland," said Szydło.

"The migration problem does not directly affect our part of Europe, but we agree that countries most vulnerable to the humanitarian and political consequences of this crisis must receive European support, and this is an expression of our European solidarity," she said. (mol/pk)

Source: PAP, IAR

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