"but there have also been millions of Poles who went to other countries for economic reasons: it's time for Poland to pay that debt off."
Poles went overseas to work, to build, to contribute with another countries. They had LEGAL status. They build entire nations or states as the entire south of Brazil, Michigan or Parts of Australia.
Poles in Australia, Brazil, United States etc were immigrants as much as Brits, Germans, French were. Should we really count who emmigrated more?
To be on topic, the Polish gov is resisting the quota proposal, but I see this simply as an act to appeal to uneducated and conservative voters.
Ultranationalitic?Anti Eu? Also, I am highly educated and not very conservative and it still appeals to meXD. The fact that you connect lack of education with the opposition to multiculturalism(and that's is what this is about) is nothing short to demagoguery and an attempt at bullying. Isn't it better to have an argument about the someone's opinion instead of trying to insult people and label them as you see fit?
Polish could do without EU funds, why do Poland cry for funds?
Have you seen any crying?
Poland is the biggest of the "new" EU countries, so naturally it is also the biggest recipient.
You are forgetting that EU didn't accept new countires out of the goodness of their heart but because it is beneficial to them.
true but Poles don't want to admit it. Without EU, Poland would be like Moldavia.
Poland wasn't like Moldovia in 2004, so where is this claim coming from?
Poland would be where Czech Republic/Slovakia/Hungary and other coutries with similar history and geographical location were.
@Wjtk: the socalled "Polish" economy has been in the hands of western companies, since early 1990's.
You make a lot of claim without merit, care to back them up?
Now, going back to the topic of this thread. I would MAYBE(maybe-because countries like USA, that are largely responsible for the conflict/s should take responsibility for the outcome) be for accepting carefully selected refugees, but the people in the pictures are not them, they are economic migrants and therefore Italy or Greece should have done what Australia had done and turn the boats back. It would be beneficial for everybody and people would stop dying while trying to get to Europe.