*. October 14. Today Nation News. The lower house of the Polish parliament voted on Thursday for the government‘s plan to spend more than 1.6 billion zlotys ($ 400 million) to build a wall on Poland’s border with Belarus to stop the flow of migrants trying to cross the border. Writes about it Today Nation News with a link to the website of the Polish Seim.
Legislators in the Diet, where the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has a small majority, voted to pass the bill, which will now go to the opposition-dominated Senate.
The wall, which will house motion sensors and cameras, is expected to further enhance border security.
The bill was supported by 274 deputies, 174 were against.
In August, Poland began building a barbed wire fence along the border with Belarus to restrict illegal border crossings, despite criticism for the “inhuman treatment” of some migrants.
Poland and other EU countries Lithuania and Latvia reported a sharp increase in the number of migrants from countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq crossing their borders from Belarus, which Warsaw and Brussels believe is a form of “hybrid war” aimed at the EU in n ” connection with sanctions against Minsk.
Since the beginning of September, a state of emergency has been in effect in the communes of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships. We are talking about a 3-kilometer border zone in 115 cities of Podlasie and 68 cities of the Lubelskie Voivodeship.