Poland has better chance to become EU immigration office HQ
Monday, March 7, 2005, 00:00
The EU?s border monitoring agency, which will coordinate the immigration policy of member states, will be probably headquartered in Poland rather than in Hungary, wire agency Bloomberg reported. The agency quoted an article in Polish daily Rzeczpospolita which interviewed Interior Minister Ryszard Kalisz about the issue. According to Kalisz, Poland?s aspiration to host the agency is supported by several EU countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy and several relatively small member states, whereas France, which had originally preferred Hungary, said it would not stand in the way of a decision in favor of Poland should the other EU members prefer that country. The final decision is in the hands of the summit of EU leaders in late March.