Poland oppose EU elite over fines for refugees

Poland’s most powerful politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, says it’s not in his country’s interests for Donald Tusk to serve a second term as head of the European Council.

He told an interviewer: “It is in Poland’s interest for the EU to overcome the crisis, but it is not in Poland’s interest for someone like that to be the president,”

Tusk’s support of an EU plan to fine countries that wouldn’t accept refugees is part of the disagreement.

“A politician who harms us with for example the 250,000 euro [penalty idea] for each refugee that would not be taken in, and with many other actions – it would be strange for us to accept such a person,”

Such fines would have cost Poland an estimated 3 billion euros.