The Polish authorities will collect information about living in the country foreigners

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotomontajes holding the flag of Poland. Archival photoThe Polish authorities will collect information about living in the country foreigners© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Local Polish authorities received from the Ministry of defence disposal to gather information about living in the country foreigners, informs on Monday TV channel TVN24.

«West Pomeranian Governor on the orders of the Minister of national defence sent a letter to city halls. In it, citing a law on emergency management, requested information on individuals of other nationalities who have Polish nationality and have another nationality and a residence permit on the territory of Poland» — said the TV channel, without specifying the collection of information involved.

Against such information-gathering was made by Poland’s largest opposition party «Civic platform». According to the Deputy of the party of Slawomir Nitras, such actions «allow you to connect the concepts «danger» and «stranger.» «Most of them never broke the law. Let me remind you that nearly half a million poles are people of other nationalities,» he said.

The criticism of the opposition said Deputy defense Minister Michal dvorchik. According to him, in accordance with the law on crisis management it is possible «to collect and process data needed for assessing, monitoring and forecasting threats in the region». «The fact that the state must have information about foreigners who work in our country is obvious,» he said.