South Moravia governor criticises Prague over refugee centre closure

The governor of the South Moravian Region, Jan Grolich, has spoken out against plans to close an assistance centre for Ukrainian refugees in Prague later this week.

Speaking on Czech Television, Mr. Grolich said the decision of Prague’s mayor, Zdeněk Hřib, to close the assistance centre was unsystematic, adding that shutting the busiest centres was not an option.

The Prague authorities counter that there are four times as many refugees in the city per capita as in other regions. They say a system to move people to other parts of the country is not working.

Mr. Hřib says he will call for a system of spreading refugees evenly around the regions in talks with Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Friday.

Author: Ian Willoughby