Czech and Austrian foreign ministers say EU must reinforce its outer borders

The European Union must reinforce its outer borders in order to be able to cope with the refugee crisis, the Czech and Austrian foreign ministers, Lubomír Zaorálek and Sebastian Kurz, agreed during talks in Linz on Friday. They also stressed the need for the EU to concentrate more on the so called West Balkans route via which thousands of illegal migrants are pouring into central Europe. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said it was important to help the EU buffer states secure the alliance’s outer borders and noted that the Czech Republic was in negotiations with Hungary and Macedonia on providing technical and material assistance.