Poland Did Not Invite Refugees, Has Right to Say ‘No’: Kaczynski

Peace and Freedom

WARSAW — Poland has a moral right to say ‘no’ to refugees, the country’s most powerful politician said on Saturday.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), gave his views on immigration at a party convention in Przysucha, 100 km (60 miles) south of Warsaw.

“We have not exploited the countries from which these refugees are coming to Europe these days, we have not used their labor force and finally we have not invited them to Europe. We have a full moral right to say ‘no’,” Kaczynski said in a speech broadcast on television.

Polen Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warschau (picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Keplicz)

Kaczynski, chairman of the nationalist-conservative Law and Justice party (PiS)

Last month the European Commission launched a legal case against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in asylum seekers, highlighting the feud within the 28-nation bloc over how to deal…

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