On 1 March, 2018, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation applied to the Mazovian Voivode for a long-term EU resident permit on the territory of Poland. In the light of recent events, the decision she received after seven months, on 15 October 2018, is not surprising.
In the justification of the refusal, the Voivode referred to the provisions stating that a foreigner shall be refused a long-term EU resident permit if it is necessary for state defence and security or protection of public safety and order. According to the Voivode, after obtaining information from the commanding officer of the Border Guard unit, the Voivodeship Police Commander and the Head of the Internal Security Agency (ABW), which was classified as “secret”, he decided that Lyudmyla Kozlovska will not be able to inspect her documents.
“On 31 July 2018, the details of the Foreigner were entered in the list of foreigners whose stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable(…). Furthermore, in the course of the administrative procedure, it was established that Mrs Lyudmyla KOZLOVSKA’s personal details had been entered into the Schengen Information System for the purpose of refusing entry until 31 July 2021,” we read in the justification of the decision.
Also on 15 October 2018, Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s representative challenged the negative decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners regarding the deletion of her name from the SIS.
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