Not a single migrant will enter the Czech Republic despite the European Commission’s compulsory quota mechanism, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis promised his Parliament last week.
“We will not welcome any migrant, nor any quota of migrants. Not one. We are against the idea that the EU can dictate to us who has the right to live and work in our country as a principle. Mandatory quotas are ineffective and divide Europe,” Babis said, responding to a question from the Communist MP, Jiri Valenta.
The parliamentary session was being broadcast live on national television.
The Prime Minister reminded the deputy of a joint statement by the Visegrád Group countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland,and Slovakia) that EU resources and financial assistance should be channeled directly to those countries which are generating the main migratory flows. as well as strengthening the EU’s borders.