Before a meeting with the Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki, who is known as an EU skeptic, in the dispute over the rule of law and the reception of refugees, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker explains in an interview with German ARD how he wants the outcome to play out.
Juncker is uncompromising in the distribution of "refugees" within the EU. He expects Poland and Hungary to abide by agreements reached and to receive refugees from Italy and Greece. When asked how many these had to be, Juncker told the ARD European magazine : "That would be more than several hundred."
From the point of view of the Commission, it is not permissible for countries to choose the refugees: "I do not accept that they say: we do not take colored people on our territory, no believers in Islam, no gays, which violates the basic European values," Juncker said.
Juncker said he would look to the meeting for a climate in which Poland and the EU are reunited. "I'm not in a warlike mood," said Juncker. To put pressure on Poland, the reduction of subsidies is the wrong way: "This is difficult, because one must not give the Central Europeans the impression that Western Europe would lead alone in the European Union."
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