Poland blocks refugees from settling as they ‘pose security threat’

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), risks landing the country with a €1billion (£789million) bill if it sticks to the announcement.

Migrants fleeing to Europe from war-torn countries such as Syria are being redistributed across the continent to help fulfil automatic quotas for each member state.

States are also being forced to pay €250,000 per refugee they have refused, in rules announced by the European Commission last week.

But the former Prime Minister of Poland says the country will not take any more in and have refused outright to pay any fine imposed on them.