Prague to motivate refugees to move to other regions

Some 5,000 to 10,000 Ukrainian refugees could be moved from Prague to other regions within a motivation program to be launched by the government, Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said on Czech Television. He stressed however that the refugees must leave the capital voluntarily. Minister Rakušan said he did not consider it realistic that that it would be possible to motivate 30,000 refugees to leave Prague for other regions as Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib suggested. The prime minister and mayor of Prague agreed on the need to introduce a motivation program to even out the burden on different regions late last week after Prague closed down  its centre for refugees saying it was no longer able to cope.