Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland United against migrant quotas

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Possible mandatory EU quotas on migrant redistribution will not be supported by the leaders of Visegrad Four (V4), Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Orban’s comments came after a meeting with V4 leaders Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, where they unveiled new ideas to “”become a winner in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic», Reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

According to the leaders of Visegrad Four, the political bloc needs new investments to be successful.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said that V4 participants discussed in detail the strategy on migration, because according to him this topic is part of the future of Europe.

“The Schengen and Western Balkans strategies are also linked to this. The EU’s internal market, which is not functioning, is also important. We still do not manage to remove the obstacles for our companies ”, Babic pointed out.

The authorities of the Visegrad 4 countries have a unanimous opinion on the issue of migration and refugees. They have repeatedly called on the EU to abolish the draft compulsory mechanism for the relocation of refugees.

Previously, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) suspended its operations in Hungary after its much criticized treatment of people seeking international protection in this central European country.

Frontex’s decision follows a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in December, which found Hungary was violating EU law and restricting access to people seeking asylum.

Earlier this month, the Hungarian prime minister said he wanted immigration to stop completely for two years.

“Armies of migrants knocking on all the doors of Europe”, remarked Orban.

According to Orban, “Migration is inherently bad”, and all people should be happy to be where they were born “According to the will of God.

Recently, the Slovenian and Italian authorities agreed to resume joint police patrols next month at the Slovenian-Italian border to stop migratory flows to Western Europe along the Balkan route.

The authorities in Visegrad 4 speak with one voice whenever the issue of migrants is raised.

In 2018, Czechia was supposed to relocate 2,691 refugees from Italy and Greece, but relocated only 12. Hungary should have accepted 1,294 people, while Poland 7,082, but the two territories did not had not accepted refugees. As for Slovakia, it was supposed to relocate 902 people seeking international protection but only relocate 16.


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