Alexander Kuranov. Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka And the Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico has opposed the proposal of the European Commission on the establishment of a quota system to all countries-members of EU immigrants. About it the two Prime Ministers was told on Tuesday at a press conference after a joint meeting of both governments in the Czech village of Valtice.
"I fundamentally reject the introduction of any policy of quotas. Any EU position on this issue should be based on the principle of voluntariness And the decisions of individual governments, " said fico.
A similar position is held And his Czech colleague. According to his statement, until now in the European Council referred only preliminary projects. For this reason, the current proposals of the European Commission Sobotka believes artificial acceleration of the whole process that can only harm the debate on migration. Review Czech Prime Minister, each of the member countries of the EU fine is, what precautions she can afford within the framework of solidarity with the refugees." And no quotas should not And can influence it " - drew the attention of Sobotka.
The Commission, at its meeting on Wednesday to discuss the plan of action to fight illegal migration, which will represent the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Under this plan, each of the 28 member States of the European Union will be obliged and required to adopt each year a certain number of immigrants. The parameters of the admission of migrants for each country will be the strength of its economy, the population, the measure of unemployment And still work with immigrants. A new initiative by the EC caused by the recent tragedies with the death of large numbers of illegal migrants in the Mediterranean sea.
Czech Republic in the past year have provided economic And political asylum 765 foreigners, mostly citizens of Ukraine, Syria And Cuba. Slovakia took 175 immigrants. Both republics are in favour of providing financial, medical And other assistance to refugees, most importantly, in places of their current residence.
Among European countries, the largest number of migrants in 2014 took Germany - 47600 people, as well as Sweden, France And Italy.