The meeting of the Prime Ministers of Poland and Czech Republic

The Czech Republic and Poland are in the same position – there is no way we can be forced to admit migrants said the head of the Polish government during a press conference after the meeting with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš.

Premier Mateusz Morawiecki i premier Czech Andrej Babiš podczas uścisku dłoni. 1 of 8
Fot. Krystian Maj / KPRM

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki referred in this context to the future of Frontex, an EU border surveillance agency with its headquarters in Warsaw. We show how important cooperation on border surveillance with border guards is he emphasised. We also point out that there is no justification for a significant expansion of Frontex's human resources. We are concerned that an excessive shift in this direction would mean a reduction in money for structural policy, road development policy or railway development policy he explained. Mateusz Morawiecki added that refugees should be helped systematically – in the country of origin.

During the meeting the Prime Ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic also raised the issue of Brexit. “We try to find a balance, propose an equilibrium between the interests of different parties, with particular emphasis on the interests of Poles in the United Kingdom and the interests of entrepreneurs, because this is what we care about,” Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised.

The Prime Ministers also discussed the European Union budget and Cohesion Policy. “Both the common agriculture policy, agricultural funds, road development funds, railway development funds and all structural funds must be maintained in the interests of the countries catching up with Western Europe,” said the Prime Minister.

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