Poland will never accept any EU plan to impose quotas of migrants, the country’s new ambassador to Italy has said, according to state news agency PAP.
In an interview published on Thursday in Italian daily “La Stampa”, Anna Maria Anders said that Poland could not be accused of racism because it opposed accepting migrants from countries which are distant in terms of culture and religion.
Neither could it be accused of nationalism simply because it was proud of its identity, she added.
Anders, who presented her credentials to Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday, added that the 2 million Ukrainians staying in Poland included people who had fled conflict zones, and they were integrating well into Polish society.
When asked whether there was a chance for an agreement between Poland and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Anders said that historically the political climate with Russia had always been difficult.
She also said that her father, who knew the Russians well, used to say that they could not be trusted.
Anna Maria Anders is the daughter of General Władysław Anders, who in 1944 led the 2nd Polish Corps to victory in Italy’s Monte Cassino, contributing to a major Allied victory over Nazi German forces.
(26. 9. 2019 via thenews.pl)