By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government’s opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants.

Beata Szydlo spoke Wednesday ahead of a parliament vote in which the opposition sought in vain to oust Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz.

She praised Macierewicz, saying he wants a strong army capable of opposing threats that include terrorism.

Citing security reasons, her government is rejecting EU pressure for Poland to take in a number of migrants.

She said Poland “will not participate in the Brussels elites’ folly.”



Concerning the attack in which a Polish couple died, she asked: “Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day.”

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide