Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Poland’s security is a priority

On Labour Day, the Prime Minister thanked services watching over the safety of Poles. Together with the Minister of Interior and Administration Beata Szydło visited a Border Guard post in Bielsko-Biała.

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Photo: P. Tracz/Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The May Day picnic has started. We hope that you will have an opportunity to rest and spend this time with your families. There are however services, which have to work in this period, to ensure our safety. I want to thank all these persons, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło.

The head of the government emphasised that since Law and Justice had come into power, Poland’s security had greatly improved. Prime Minister emphasised that it was “an objective and a priority” of her government.

89 percent of Poles feel safe

The recent polls indicating that 89 percent of Polish citizens feel safe, are a source of great satisfactions, but the also mean hard work of all those, who on a daily basis take care of increasing the level of safety, stressed the head of the government.

Prime Minister declared that her government shall continue to do its best for Poles to feel safe.

Today, on 1 May, the anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union, we have to be saying that activities undertaken by the Border Guard are to serve this very purpose.

Poland is a safe country, worth investing in.

Prime Minister assessed that against the background of other European countries, Poland was an enclave of safety. We create a good climate. We are perceived as a safe country, worth investing in, said Prime Minister.

Reinstatement of a dissolved division of the Border Guard and modernisation of services

The Minister of Interior and Administration Mariusz Błaszczak reminded that the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydło had reconstructed the Carpathian Division of the Border Guard, dissolved at the times of previous government.

Also, a programme for modernisation of uniformed services had been approved, which facilitated development and strengthening of Polish Border Guard. It comprises three components - money allocated to modern equipment, infrastructure and pay rises for officers, stressed the head of MSWiA.

Polish borders are tight

Mariusz Błaszczak also pointed to the support provided by border guards to their partners from the European Union. The day before, a contingent of 30 officers of the Border Guard left for Macedonia. They will serve on the Macedonian-Greek border, said the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He emphasised that the objective was to tighten external borders of the European Union and to defuse the migration crisis presently faced by Europe.

Polish borders are tight, emphasised Minister Błaszczak.

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