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Poland's Kaczynski Invokes Nazis as EU Refugee Clash Deepens

  • Poland entitled to aid because of history, party leader says
  • Kaczynski says Poland has never given up claims on war damages
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Poland’s ruling party hardened its position against refugees, saying the nation’s past, including the Nazi invasion in World War II, give it a moral claim to continue to receive European Union development funds regardless of its stance on immigrants.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law & Justice Party and the power behind Prime Minister Beata Szydlo’s government, also said Poland had a right to assistance because it opened its markets to richer Western economies before joining the EU in 2004.