Germany throwing migrants in Poland

(MENAFN) The Polish Border Guard has demanded an explanation from German authorities after a German Police car reportedly dropped off a family of Afghan migrants on Polish soil last week. According to Polish media reports, this incident is part of a larger pattern, with thousands of migrants allegedly being sent from Germany to Poland in similar circumstances.

The incident occurred near the town of Osinow Dolny, close to the German border, where two Afghan adults and three children were dropped off by German police, as reported by the news site chojna24. Polish police searched the area but could not locate the family, according to Dziennik.

The Polish Border Guard stated that the German police's actions violated cooperation principles between the two countries' border services, emphasizing that German authorities cannot make such decisions unilaterally. The Border Guard has contacted German officials for an explanation, and discussions between the agency’s commander in chief and the president of Germany’s Federal Police are scheduled.

Earlier this month, Polish journalist Aleksandra Fedorska reported that German police had returned 3,500 migrants to Poland from January to May, based on data from Berlin. These migrants were among around 5,600 who had crossed into Germany illegally after filing asylum applications in Poland.

Under the European Union’s Dublin Regulation, asylum claims must be processed in the country where the asylum seeker first applies, providing a legal basis for returning migrants who move across the bloc's open borders.



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