Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki invited representatives of opposition clubs on Monday, according to information from the Polish Press Agency from sources close to the government. According to PAP, the meeting will start around 3pm. It is to concern identified geopolitical threats from the East.
According to PAP, invitations to representatives of opposition clubs were sent on Sunday and most of them have already confirmed their presence.
Last week, the head of government held a series of meetings with European leaders with whom he talked about current geopolitical threats, including the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.
Morawiecki began his tour of Europe last Sunday and by Friday he visited nine capitals and met 11 European leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
There has been a crisis at the borders of the EU and Belarus since the spring saw a sharp increase in the number of attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian border with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions. The EU and its member states emphasize that this is the result of the deliberate actions of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which instrumentally uses migrants in response to sanctions.
Since the beginning of the year, the Border Guard has recorded over 35,000 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which over 6,000 in November, nearly 17.3 thousand. in October, almost 7.7 thous. in September and over 3.5 thousand. in August.
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus, 183 localities in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships have been under a state of emergency. As a result, journalists are not allowed to work in the state of emergency, and the information from there comes almost entirely from official factors. It is also impossible to verify these reports in a reliable journalistic manner.
Main photo source: Albert Zawada / PAP