Controls on the Polish-Slovak border are to be extended until November 22, 2023. This is the result of the draft regulation prepared by the Ministry of Interior and Administration (MSWiA).
On Wednesday, a draft regulation amending the regulation on the temporary restoration of border control of persons crossing the state border constituting the internal border was published on the website of the Government Legislation Center. The solutions were prepared by Ministry of Interior and Administration.
According to the project, temporary control at the border with Slovakia will be extended “for the period from November 3, 2023 to November 22, 2023”.
Checks at the border with Slovakia
“Taking into account the fact that there are still premises justifying the need to carry out controls on the Polish-Slovak section of the state border, the proposed regulation assumes the extension of temporary border control of persons in the period from November 3, 2023 to November 22, 2023.” – emphasized the government in the justification attached to the project.
The project was submitted to inter-ministerial consultations. Any comments can be submitted until the end of Thursday.
The Ministry of the Interior and Administration reminded that “in order to ensure internal security and public order related to the occurrence of a serious threat of illegal immigration on the Polish-Slovak section of the state border, in the period from October 4, 2023 to October 13, 2023, border control of persons was temporarily restored on the state border with the Slovak Republic. Then, border control was extended for a period of 20 days: from October 14 to November 2 this year.
According to the ministry, “in accordance with Article 28 of the Schengen Borders Code, a Member State may exceptionally and immediately reintroduce border control at internal borders, for a limited period not exceeding 10 days, if there is a serious threat to public order or internal security that requires immediate action.” “Where a serious threat to public policy or internal security persists after the expiry of the 10-day period, the Member State concerned may decide to extend border control at internal borders for renewable periods of no longer than 20 days,” we read in the justification.
The regulation will enter into force on the day following its announcement.
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