Poland will ask the public about the European Union's (EU) plan to resettle migrants in member states as part of a solidarity mechanism, with countries that will not accept migrants paying 20 thousand euros per person, according to the sources.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has approved an amendment to the law allowing a referendum on the issue during the general elections on October 15. The referendum will ask citizens, "Do you support taking in thousands of illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa through the forced resettlement mechanism imposed by the European bureaucracy?"
The referendum will also include the questions such as: "Do you support the removal of the barriers that Poland has placed on the border with Belarus?", "Do you support raising the retirement age back to 67?" and "Do you support the sale of state-owned assets to foreigners, which will lead to Poles losing control over strategic sectors of the economy?".
At the end of June, Polish Prime MinisterMateusz Morawiecki stated that the attack on Europe was continuing, that the security of the inhabitants of the European continent was at stake, and that he did not support the plan for the compulsory resettlement of migrants.
With this, Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), had proposed holding a referendum against the EU imposition. Along with Poland, Hungary was another country that opposed the EU plan.
Source: Ihlas News Agency