The Polish Parliament finally confirmed the government’s plan to build a separation wall on the border with Belarus on Friday, October 29 to prevent refugees from entering Poland.
The cost of the wall is estimated at 353 million euros and will extend more than 100 kilometers to the eastern border of the European Union (EU). Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he will promulgate the law as soon as it is approved by Parliament.
Since the summer, thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East, have crossed or tried to cross the border of Belarus. The European Union accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of bringing in citizens from countries in the Middle East and Africa and then pushing them across the borders of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.
Inciting retaliation against the economic sanctions imposed by the EU on its regime. In response, Poland implemented a state of emergency in the border area, dispatched thousands of soldiers, and legalized the controversial direct repatriation.
The EU refuses to fund the “barbed wire”
Poland is one of twelve member states that requested EU funding for construction last week. “obstacle” On their borders. However, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Lein said that Brussels would not provide financial support.
Last week MI Von der Lein reminded leaders of the common position of the European Commission and the European Parliament at the Brussels summit, saying“there will be[it] Financing without barbed wire and fences”.
Insist that his country is “be attacked” In Belarus, Polish Prime Minister nationalist Mateusz Morawiecki said last week that the separation wall ” protect” Poland.
The state of emergency that prevented journalists and charities from approaching the border has aroused widespread criticism.EU appeal “transparency”After the deaths of several asylum seekers, the United Nations called for urgent action eight days ago to save lives and avoid suffering on the border between the EU and Belarus.