“Poland has strengthened its negotiating position, but most importantly, it is not compulsory resettlement of refugees,” – said on Friday the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, stressing that the case of Poland ” is fully approved.”
EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet early Friday that the 28 EU “leaders have agreed” on a migration compromise which was at the heart of their two-day summit.
Under the compromise, EU leaders agreed that migrant screening centres will set up in EU countries while centres for refugees saved at sea will be organised outside the EU. Refugees from centres based in EU countries, which will accept such a plan on a voluntary basis, will be relocated to other countries. There will be no relocation quotas.
“I am very glad that this long negotiation marathon resulted in such good conclusions for Poland,” Morawiecki said.
“Poland has strengthened its negotiating position (…). But the most important thing is that there will be no obligatory refugee relocation, that we have agreed after months-long negotiations (…) that relocation can only be carried out on a voluntary basis. So it can be said that our arguments have been fully approved,” PM Morawiecki said.