Poland ready to defend stance on migrants in top EU court

Warsaw is ready to defend in court its refusal to accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East under an EU redistribution plan, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski said. He spoke after the EU executive sued Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in the European Court of Justice on Thursday for refusing to host migrants, Reuters said. “No one will lift the duty of providing public safety from the Polish government,” Szymanski told the PAP news agency. The government of Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party said it will not admit migrants, citing security concerns following Islamist attacks in Western Europe and problems with ascertaining the identity of migrants.