Polish refugee concerns
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The Institute of Public Affairs conducted the public survey “Baltic Group: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In search of common interest.”
A boy looks inquisitively through a window while two refugees from Syria describe their experiences to Irene Alt (not pictured), integration minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, at the asylum seekers reception centre in Ingelheim, Germany, 17 November 2015. Photo: EPA/FREDrIK VON ERICHSEN
Public opinion in the four states have very similar international politics, specifically regarding the Eastern Region, indicating the positive bilateral relations between the countries.
Thus, coalitions can (and should) be built between the four states concluded, Agnieszka Łada, the head of the European Programme, and Senior Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yet, Łada explained, differences are apparent concerning Russia, immigrants and refugees.
“They [Baltic Group] are also not so keen on having Ukrainian migrants, and it was surprising,” Łada said.
“Of course they are much more for Ukraine’s as for the [Middle-Eastern] migrants but still they are not as optimistic as one may suspect.”