[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

quarta-feira, 14 de junho de 2017

Polish PM under fire for using Auschwitz to make Poles fear refugees

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo (L) speaks during the 77th anniversary of the first deportation of Polish political prisoners to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, marking the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of German Nazi Concentration Camps. Poland, 14 June.
[Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA]

Beata Szydło said that “in our troubled times, Auschwitz is a great lesson that everything must be done to defend the safety and the lives of citizens” at ceremonies marking the 77th anniversary of the Nazis’ first transport of Polish prisoners to the camp.

Her comment came one day after the EU launched legal action against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under the bloc’s controversial solidarity plan.

EU opens sanctions procedure against Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over refugees

The EU launched legal action yesterday (13 June) against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.
Polish government spokesman Rafal Bochenek said Tuesday (13) that the refugee relocation plan posed a security “threat” to EU members, echoing earlier fiery rhetoric by Szydło linking refugees and migrants with terror attacks in Europe.

European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, shot back on Twitter on Wednesday saying that “such words should never be spoken at such a place by a Polish prime minister”.

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