PM Babiš seeks assurances on migrant issue from current EC president Bulgaria

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Bulgarian counterpart Bojko Borisov have stressed the need to find a reasonable compromise on migrant issues in the EU. During talks in Sofia on Monday Prime Minister Babiš said he was relying on Bulgaria, which took up the rotating presidency of the European Council at the beginning of the year, to resolve the thorny issue of migrant quotas in a manner acceptable for all member states. Babiš said a mandatory redistribution of migrants was unacceptable and divisive. Prime Minister Borisov said his country’s priorities during the months of the presidency would be security, stability and solidarity. The Czech prime minister likewise expressed support for Bulgaria’s ambition to join Schengen.