Poland Vows to Veto UK-Prompted Changes to EU Rules on Migrants
Poland's prime minister said on Tuesday his country would veto any changes to EU rules aimed at reducing welfare payments for any particular nationality rather than applying equally to citizens of all EU member states.
"We will not agree to it if these are changes that would stigmatize any particular national minority," Donald Tusk said at a news conference.
"Nobody has the right to single out Poles as a particular group that abuses or exploits something," he fumed, adding that he would never do that to British tourists in Poland.
Donald Tusk said he would discuss these "unacceptable words" with Cameron over the telephone Wednesday.
In an interview with BBC last weekend, Cameron said, "There are European countries who, like me, think it's wrong that someone from Poland who comes here and works hard — and I'm absolutely all in favor of that — but I don't think we should be paying child benefit to their family back at home."
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Note the whole Reuters article doesn't mention the word "veto" once.
Yet the word "veto" is exactly what the Polish Prime Minister used:
"If anyone, whether it is premier Cameron or anyone else, will want to change the European treaty to make this possible, Poland will veto it, today, tomorrow and forever," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.