Rakušan: Czech presidency seeks EU-wide response to migration crisis

The Czech minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, says that the country’s presidency of the EU wants to treat migration as an issue facing all of the bloc’s states.

Mr. Rakušan made the comment in Prague on Thursday during a meeting with counterparts from Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. He said the states could offer a regional view of the crisis of refugees entering Europe.

Mr. Rakušan said countries in the region were seeking solutions to the pressure that migration on the Western Balkans route was placing on them.

Thursday’s talks came a day before a gathering of all of the EU’s interior ministers in Brussels.

Czechia currently holds the six-month revolving presidency of the bloc.

Author: Ian Willoughby