As Poland announces a state of emergency on the Belarus border, the EU is thrown into confusion.
As instability threatens to erupt across the EU, POLAND has declared a state of emergency on its border with Belarus.
Following a surge in illegal migration, a spokeswoman for the Polish President confirmed the extraordinary move in parts of two areas bordering Belarus.
“The situation on the border with Belarus is challenging and dangerous,” stated Blazej Spychalski.
“Today, as Poland, we must take measures to ensure the security of Poland and the European Union, as we are responsible for our own borders as well as the frontiers of the European Union.”
Border police in Poland claimed on Wednesday that there had been over 3,500 attempts to illegally cross the border in August alone, with 2,500 of them being foiled.
According to the order signed by President Andrzej Duda, the state of emergency means that public meetings will be prohibited, and that people will be prohibited from being in specified places at specific times.