Poland's Sejm, the lower house of parliament, has rejected a Senate amendment to a new Border Protection Act that sought to lift restrictions on border areas and allow free access for journalists and humanitarian organisations.
Limited numbers of journalist will be able to enter the border zone covered by the state of emergency.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday passed amendments to Poland's border laws in response to the on-going migrant crisis on its border with Belarus.
The government, on Monday, adopted a draft amendment to the act on the protection of the state border to help ensure the effectiveness of the Border Guard and, under conditions, allow journalists access to the Polish-Belarusian border area, the PM's Office said.
Journalists could gain access to Poland's crisis-torn border with Belarus under proposed changes to border protection laws.
The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires on Thursday to discuss the deteriorating situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.
The Polish foreign ministry has summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires Alaksandr Czasnouski over the situation at the border, where there has been a surge in migration, PAP has learnt from its sources.
Just under half of Poles support the introduction of a state of emergency on the Polish border with Belarus to curb the growing number of migrants trying to get into Poland, according to a new poll.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday signed an act prolonging a state of emergency in several areas near Poland's border with Belarus for another 60 days, the president's office announced.
The government wants to prolong the state of emergency on the Polish-Belarusian border in order to contain the migrant crisis and have time to erect a more complete border fence, the government spokesman has said.