More Powers for Border Guard

Polish Border

Polish Border

According to the Polish Ministry of Interior, recent changes in the law aim to improve national security. The draft changes introduce the possibility that in case of danger to national security or violation of Poland’s borders, the Polish Border Guard can be supported by the Polish army. The decision on the use of army in such circumstances would be then taken by the President on the request of the Prime Minister. What is more, the draft includes so-called urgent situations, when the decision would be made by the Minister of National Defence on the request of the executive of the Ministry of Interior. Moreover, the changes apply to Border Guard proceedings in the range of the management of Poland’s borders as well as the prevention of illegal immigration. In order to simplify the work of the Border Guard, the enactment of the law would privilege the Border Guard to have direct access to data stored in the national police information system.


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