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July 17, 2017

Majority of Poles oppose accepting refugees

The majority of Poland’s citizens (65%) don’t want the current government to accept refugees in the country in accordance with the prior consent of the government headed by Ewa Kopacz to accept 7,000 persons from the south, tvn24 reports with reference to the results of the poll carried out by KANTAR Millward Brown. 

It is stated that the majority answered affirmatively the question that Poland must not fulfill its obligations and accept this number of refugees. This answer was given by 65% of respondents. 

According to 28% of respondents, Poland must accept refugees, and 7% have no clear opinion. 

In September 2015, the governments of the EU countries agreed to distribute 160,000 refugees staying in Italy and Greece among them. Despite the fact that it must have been done by September 2017, only 11% of them (18,000 refugees) were relocated so far. The range of EU countries including Poland refused to accept refugees due to the security reasons and the necessity to protect the country from terrorism.