The Double-edged Sword of Migration

The current economic boom hints towards a more ominous future

15 November 2018

Migration has been a favoured topic of V4 populists, which they either consider a threat to their own countries’ national identity and/or exploit for electoral opportunism. They have not been shy using extreme rhetoric with little room for political correctness.

The topic helped propel Law and Justice (PiS) into power in Poland’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections, during which Mr. Kaczyński fearmongered refugees could spread “dangerous diseases, parasites or protozoa”.

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Rob Steenland

Robert Steenland is an Associate at the Warsaw based think tank Centre for International Relations. He holds a double master degree in European Governance (MSc) and Politics and Public Administration (MA).

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