08.12.2017Poland does not change its opinion on the relocation of refugees
Security of Polish citizens is our utmost priority and therefore we are ready to defend our position concerning relocation of refugees before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The current government withdrew from the reckless decision of the PO-PSL coalition to admit immigrants. Today we know that our position on the automatically-triggered relocation mechanism is right as European Union withdrew from the ineffective programme. Out of 160 thousand migrants only about 30 thousand were relocated.
20.11.2017On border security during the Salzburg Forum
The Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference ended with the signing of a joint declaration. The most important issues related to EU internal security, securing the EU’s external borders and proposals for responding to persistent migration pressure were discussed, and Poland’s six-month presidency of the SF was summed up.
06.10.2017Minister Mariusz Błaszczak in Budapest: The European Union needs a new common migration policy
- The current conditions require the European Union to redefine the objectives of the common migration policy, so that it could address the current challenges. We are in solidarity with the other members of the Visegrad Group, in particular as regards the following issues: protection of the EU external borders and opposition to the automatic relocation mechanism – said the Head of the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration after the meeting of V4 Ministers of the Interior in Budapest.
14.09.2017Minister of the Interior and Administration: Security of Poland and Poles is the most important, and the relocation mechanism is a real threat
The Polish government will not give in to pressure. The relocation mechanism violates the security policy and constitutes a real threat, and for us the security of Poland and Poles is the most important, said the Minister of the Interior and Administration referring to the statement of the EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Awramopulos on enforcement of the decision on relocation by Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
28.08.2017Reply to the European Commission: Poland is against the relocation mechanism
“Poland is consistently against the relocation mechanism. This solution is wrong and threatens our security. I wish to reiterate that national security remains the sole responsibility of each Member State,” stated Minister Mariusz Błaszczak. The Head of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration signed another reply to the European Commission’s accusations that Poland did not admit its share of immigrants.
31.07.2017Communication from the Ministry of the Interior and Administration
According to the Ministry of the Interior, the European Commission did not respond in a satisfactory manner to the Polish arguments related to guaranteeing security to our citizens. We sustain our position on the relocation mechanism and we think that it is wrong and threatens security.
18.07.2017Home Affairs Minister Mariusz Błaszczak responds to the European Commission charges concerning Emergency Relocation Mechanism
I have just signed a document which constitutes a response to the European Commission charges - said Mariusz Błaszczak, the Minister of the Interior and Administration during a press conference dedicated to the document.
14.06.2017The V4 countries speaking unanimously on migration policy
– During the meeting we have discussed the joint declaration. We think that the question of relocation should be discussed and decided on by the European Council rather than by the Council of the European Union - said Minister Mariusz Błaszczak at the meeting of the Heads of the Ministries of Interior of the Visegrad Group.
09.03.2017Poland and Frontex sign the agreement on the Frontex headquarters in Warsaw
“Today is a good day for Poland and for Frontex which will have its permanent headquarters in Warsaw. The Polish government decided to transfer a plot of land at Racławicka street to the Agency which will build its headquarters there,” said Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.
08.03.2017Deputy Minister Jakub Skiba: Trafficking in human beings is a despicable crime
The representatives of interior ministries of Poland, the United Kingdom and Lithuania discussed the rules of trilateral cooperation aimed at combating trafficking in human beings. The Regional Modern Slavery Conference began on Wednesday at the British Embassy in Warsaw, with Poland being represented by Jakub Skiba, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration.