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Default Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration

The foreign minister explains why his country is bucking EU migration quotas.

WASHINGTON — Slovakia’s chief diplomat, Miroslav Lajčák, turned tense when asked to explain why his country is leading resistance against the German-backed effort to residstribute migrants across the bloc.

“You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” Lajčák told POLITICO in an interview at the German Marshall Fund’s ornate Washington office in late December.

The country of about 5 million has been trying to block EU plans to allocate thousands of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African migrants — many of them Muslim — across the European Union, via a quota system.

And in conversations in Washington, Lajčák, Slovakia’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister, made the case that European and other foreign leaders need to understand the domestic political constraints

under which officials from Slovakia, and other members of the Central European Visegrad group, are working.
Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration ? POLITICO


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