Czech PM Rejects New Plan to Distribute Refugees Among EU States

Sputnik News – Nov 27, 2019

In 2018 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (second from left) was invited to join the leaders of the four “Visegrad Group” countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) at their June 21 summit meeting. High on the agenda were the issues of mass-migration and border protection. Click to enlarge

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday rejected the recently proposed German initiative for a quota-based distribution of migrants among EU countries and said that the constantly resurfacing discussions on the matter were confusing.

Earlier in November, Germany came up with a plan to reform the asylum procedures for irregular migrants arriving in Europe to allow them to get registered and distributed among EU states while still behind the outer borders of the continent. If a migrant is approved for further passage, the country they are assigned to will have to accept them and take care of all further legal procedures.

“We reject illegal migration as a matter of principle. We also reject letting smugglers decide who is going to live in Europe. We reject quotas. I do not understand why there is constantly someone bringing this topic up to the negotiating table. I hope that it will stop within the new European Commission”, Babis said.

Migrants on the Hungarian-Croatian border. Click to enlarge

He stressed that it was the Czech people that the government cared about most of all.

Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, who also serves as deputy prime minister, in turn, said that his country would coordinate its stances on illegal migration with its Visegrad Four partners — Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary.

This quartet of countries has been especially resistant to letting in the enormous wave of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa — this so-called open arms was spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015. The Visegrad Four have enshrined anti-immigrant policies into their national legislation, and Hungary even built a razor wire-topped fence along its border with Serbia.

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2 responses to “Czech PM Rejects New Plan to Distribute Refugees Among EU States”

  1. German initiative?? Look at the noses and NAMES of ALL the unelected scum at the top of the EU gravy train!! They are FAR from German OR European………They come from a slum in the north of the middle east and want world domination at any price especially if they can continue to play the victim card and get others to die fighting THEIR illegal battles and they MUST be stopped!!

  2. Once Merkel (Jew Kasner) is gone Germans will rise up with national pride (Nazi) and elect groups on the Right (AfD) and another Hitler type will come to power. This time though he will subtlely support German pride against muslims and illegal migrants. Once in control his Hitler character of removing undesirables will be in full force and on display. Many suggest Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.