Fiala: Czechia in group of EU states pushing for more action on migration

The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, says the EU’s new migration and asylum pact, which was officially endorsed by member states on Tuesday, is a first step toward tackling illegal migration but does not go far enough. Mr. Fiala said Czechia had thus helped found a group of countries pushing for a more vigorous response to the issue.

In a statement on Tuesday, he said that the group’s aim was to move the solution to migration beyond the EU’s borders by combating smuggling, creating return centres and entering into strategic partnerships with the countries from which migrants come to Europe. He added that he had discussed this with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in Rome on Monday.

Author: Ian Willoughby