On border security during the Salzburg Forum
The Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference ended with the signing of a joint declaration. The most important issues related to EU internal security, securing the EU’s external borders and proposals for responding to persistent migration pressure were discussed, and Poland’s six-month presidency of the SF was summed up.
Minister Mariusz Błaszczak in Budapest: The European Union needs a new common migration policy
- The current conditions require the European Union to redefine the objectives of the common migration policy, so that it could address the current challenges. We are in solidarity with the other members of the Visegrad Group, in particular as regards the following issues: protection of the EU external borders and opposition to the automatic relocation mechanism – said the Head of the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration after the meeting of V4 Ministers of the Interior in Budapest.
Minister of the Interior and Administration: Security of Poland and Poles is the most important, and the relocation mechanism is a real threat
The Polish government will not give in to pressure. The relocation mechanism violates the security policy and constitutes a real threat, and for us the security of Poland and Poles is the most important, said the Minister of the Interior and Administration referring to the statement of the EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Awramopulos on enforcement of the decision on relocation by Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Ways of acquiring Polish citizenship
The issues related to the acquisition and loss of Polish citizenship are governed by the Polish Citizenship Act of April 2, 2009 (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 161).
Restoration of Polish citizenship
As of 15 May, 2012, the provisions of Chapter 5 of the Polish Citizenship Act of 2 April, 2009 (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 161) came into force, governing the procedure in the cases of Polish citizenship restoration, along with the implementing rules set forth in the Ordinance of the Minister of Interior, issued in agreement with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, of 8 May, 2012, on the specimen application form for restoration of Polish citizenship and a photograph to be enclosed to the application (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 501).
- Ways of acquiring Polish citizenship
Loss of Polish citizenship
The loss of Polish citizenship is governed by Article 34 section 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. In the Constitution, it is provided that a Polish citizen shall not lose Polish citizenship except by renunciation thereof. According to Article 46 of the Act, a Polish citizen loses Polish citizenship at his/her request, after the President of the Republic of Poland has granted consent to renounce his/her Polish citizenship.
Confirmation of Polish citizenship or its loss
Under Article 55 Section 1 of the Act, a decision on the confirmation of Polish citizenship or its loss shall be issued to the interested party or to an entity with a proven legal interest or obliged to receive the decision, by a Voivode competent for the place of residence or the last place of residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland of the interested party; should this ground be lacking, the decision is issued by the Masovian Voivode. A decision by a Voivode may be appealed to the Minister of Interior.