Christian Democrat leader says country could probably take around 1,000 refugees a year

Leader of the Czech Christian Democrats and deputy prime minister Pavel Bělobrádek has taken a slightly more open stance on the question of accepting refugees in the Czech Republic than most other political leaders. In a statement, the party leader said the country should help those who were fleeing for their lives. How many refugees the country could accept depended on its capacity to deal with them, but Bělobrádek said he estimated that capacity to be around 1,000 a year. He added that it was necessary to distinguish between political refugees and immigrants seeking a better life in more developed countries.

Author: Chris Johnstone