Czech Republic says will oppose EU refugee share out if not allowed to vet incoming refugees

The Czech Republic will oppose a share out of refugees within the EU if it is not allowed to vet those immigrants it is willing to accept from Greece and Italy, the head of immigration and asylum issues at the Ministry of Interior, Tomáš Haišman, said on Wednesday. Haišman said that neither the European Commission or European Council appeared ready to wrap up an across the board agreement on the issue soon and that the issue did not like being raised at a meeting of interior ministers on July 20 either. The government agreed last week in what it described as a gesture of solidarity to accept up to 1500 refugees by 2017, mostly those who are already in Greece and Italy.

Author: Chris Johnstone