Warsaw and Budapest are blocking at the ongoing EU summit a decision on financial assistance to countries that have accepted refugees from Ukraine. This was during a press conference on Friday, June 30, told reporters before the start of the second day of the event, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
“I managed to bring the position of the Czech Republic to the final decision on the need to financially support those countries that host a large number of refugees from Ukraine on their territory. I consider this a great success. But Poland and Hungary are now actually blocking the financial resources that Ukrainian refugees could receive, ”the Czech prime minister emphasized.
The leaders of the 27 EU countries broke off the debate on migration policy around 1:00 am on Friday without having worked out a common position. They began the second day of the summit in Brussels with the topic of migration, while Fiala expressed hope for a change in the position of Warsaw and Budapest.
“The problems of migration must be addressed even before we encounter it in the territory of European countries,” he added. Conditional release: how the EU intends to solve the problem of migrants And why Eastern Europe is not happy again
A day earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki noted that the EU is discriminating against Ukrainian refugees. He noted that Poland “received little support, a few tens of euros per refugee.”
The Polish Prime Minister added that Poland received 3 million Ukrainian refugees, of which 1.5 million remained in the country.
Prior to this, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticized the idea of mandatory quotas for migrants, which are going to be introduced in the European Union.
On June 14, Morawiecki said that Warsaw had long warned Brussels that the European Union’s migration policy would end in disaster and now did not intend to pay for the mistakes of several rich EU countries.Share: