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Poland refuses to accept refugees for security reasons

Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said his country refuses to accept a single refugee because there is no mechanism to ensure the country's safety and security.

"After recent events connected with acts of terror will not accept refugees because there is no mechanism that would ensure security," Kaczynski said.

"As PiS, from the beginning we felt that this issue should be resolved, assisting refugees outside the EU."

"Politicians from the current opposition not so long ago claimed that Poland is able to accept any number of refugees.

The European Commission recently proposed to impose huge fines on EU member states if they refuse to accept their share of asylum seekers. The money would be used to help support Greece, Germany and Italy which are home to a disproportionate number of refugees.

"Such a decision would abolish the sovereignty of EU member states – of course, the weaker ones.

"We don't agree to that, we have to oppose that, because we are and we will be in charge in our own country, " Kaczynski said.

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