The Migration Crisis and the Attitude of the Polish Authorities Towards Migrants in the Context of Opinions Formulated During the Meetings of the Visegrad Group (V4) Cover Image

The Migration Crisis and the Attitude of the Polish Authorities Towards Migrants in the Context of Opinions Formulated During the Meetings of the Visegrad Group (V4)
The Migration Crisis and the Attitude of the Polish Authorities Towards Migrants in the Context of Opinions Formulated During the Meetings of the Visegrad Group (V4)

Author(s): Jacek Szkurłat
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: migration; migration crisis; Visegrad Group (V4)

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the attitude of the Polish authorities to the current migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border in the context of messages formulated by representatives of the government and parliament during the Visegrad Group (V4) summits. The views containedtherein point to two issues. Firstly, the Polish side intends to carry out activities preventing immigrants from entering the territory of our country, even if this means in practice a breach of international law. Secondly, problems with population flows should be solved primarily inthe countries of origin of migrants and in those countries that lie on the main migration routes.The negative aspect of this is, unfortunately, the dehumanization of immigrants. Meetings at theV4 forum are therefore an opportunity to transfer slogans previously reserved mainly for the purposes of domestic politics and to gain a kind of legitimacy to express them, showing that they have the support of the authorities of countries whose eastern borders (of course, outside the Czech Republic) are also the borders of the European Union, and thus Poland is not alone in its opinions. The article uses the monographic method.

  • Issue Year: 7/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 79-91
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English