Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Warsaw would not take in its share of migrants under an EU (European Union) plan because of the jihadist attacks that killed 34 people in Brussels this week, the Times of Israel website reports today (March 25, 2016).
Poland is the first EU member to take such a step after the March 22 bombings at the Brussels airport and metro, which also left 270 wounded -- including three Poles -- and were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
Europe is grappling with its worst migrant crisis since World War II. Last year some 1.2 million people flooded into the EU, most of them Syrians fleeing via Turkey and Greece.
"We're forced above all to ensure the security of our fellow citizens," Szydlo said, urging Europe against accepting "thousands of migrants who come here only to improve their life conditions." Among these migrants "there are also terrorists."