Babis: The Czech Republic will not accept refugees based on EU quotas Translation - The Government of Andrew Babis (ANO) will certainly not accept any refugees based on EU quotas. The prime minister in the resignation said on Thursday in the House during the interpellations. The European Commission's action against the non-respect of quotas is set to defend itself, it has two months. In mid-March, he meets with the presidents of the parties.

"We will not accept anyone, we are fundamentally opposed to dictating to us who to live and work in our country." Quotas divide Europe and are inefficient, "Babis said on a question by KSCM MP Jiří Valenty.

He recalled the joint project of the Visegrad Group countries, namely the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, which recently contributed to Italy's funded migration support fund in Africa. In the past, the Czech Republic helped in the migration crisis, for example, by sending police officers to Slovenia, Hungary or Bulgaria.

The action brought by the European Commission against the Czech Republic for refusing to take part in the one-off takeover of asylum seekers from Italy and Greece, Babis said as absurd. "We find it absurd that the European Commission is suing us as a point that is pointless," he said.

In order to reject quotas, Member States' debates on the Commission's proposal to reform the Union's asylum system have been blocked since spring 2016. Last autumn, the EU summit confirmed the interest in seeking a consensual solution, which the Bulgarian EU Presidency is currently attempting.

The European Union is now focusing on improving the protection of the external borders and the quicker return of those who do not have the right to asylum in the solution of the migration crisis. It also involves more intensive cooperation with the countries of origin of migrants.


By: gemini (8981.02)

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Location: Czech Republic


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