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17th Oct 2017

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Poland threatens EU with refugee referendum

Polish president Andrzej Duda said on Thursday Poland will not accept taking refugees under EU-brokered binding schemes. Poland has not taken a single refugee from Italy or Greece under an EU relocation scheme. Duda said he would likely organise a referendum on whether to take refugees if Brussels kept insisting that Poland takes them against its will. The vote could take place in autumn 2019, together with Polish general elections.

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