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Smaller European Countries Defy EU, Reject Migrant Quotas


Slovakia and the Czech Republic hope to forge a common position with Hungary and Poland on Europe’s migrant crisis that would reject any EU quotas for redistributing the immigrants, the two countries’ leaders said on Monday.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has invited his counterparts in the so-called Visegrad 4 group to discuss the crisis in Prague on Friday, a spokesman said.

The outcome is likely to be a hardline stance on the issue that the EU’s central European states will take to an extraordinary meeting of EU interior ministers on Sept. 14.

Hungary’s status as an eastern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen area has made it a transit route for tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and beyond heading for western Europe via the Balkans. Hungary has responded by erecting a fence along its border with Serbia.

Added: Sep-1-2015 Occurred On: Sep-1-2015
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