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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that Germany has voiced its protest against a Central European summit on seeking solutions to the migrant crisis through bolstering border checks with frontier EU member Greece.

Slovak PM Says Germany Protests Central Europe Migration Summit

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that Germany has voiced its protest against a Central European summit on seeking solutions to the migrant crisis through bolstering border checks with frontier EU member Greece.

PRAGUE (Sputnik) – Germany has voiced its protest against a Central European summit on seeking solutions to the migrant crisis through bolstering border checks with frontier EU member Greece, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said Saturday.

"Germany protested the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary due to this summit, supposedly to find other pathways," Fico told reporters as quoted by the Slovak Pravda newspaper.

The so-called Visegrad Group summit – an alliance of Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak leaders – is scheduled to discuss a backup border control system with Macedonian and Bulgarian leaders in Prague on Monday.

The plan, first voiced by Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in January and backed by Fico, involves delineating the Schengen passport-free zone through Macedonia and Bulgaria, leaving Greece outside the free-travel area.

"If Greece does not want to protect the Schengen border, we should offer other options…We want to form a consensus among the V4 countries that if Greece does not work and it really does not work, it is profitable to invest money into border protection, which separates Greece from Macedonia, Bulgaria and the other countries on the line," Fico stressed.

German media argues that the V4 proposal contradicts German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emphasis on coordinating actions with Turkey in curbing migrant numbers arriving into Europe.

The Slovak prime minister named Berlin’s protest against the V4 summit a demarche.

The prospect of reinstituting border controls with Greece surfaced last month after Austrian and Czech officials expressed their disapproval of Athens’ failure to secure its borders as a transit country for migrants travelling further north.

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  • siberianhusky
    All the European countries that are involved in this migrant nightmare should open a corridor that channels all the migrants straight without stopping from the Greece / Turkish border to Germany. That corridor could be road, train, bus, plain or for the ones that are walking.

    Let the Germans suffer for the nightmare they created for all other countries in Europe.

    Even better pick them up in Turkey by passenger ship and give the a leisurely cruise and drop them of in Hamburg
  • edlin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)
    siberianhusky, You go brotha....
  • Linda
    By now it should be obvious to everyone that Adolfina Merkels agenda is to destroy europé in the interest of the zionist elite she is serving. She should be ousted from power by the german people
  • michaelin reply toLinda(Show commentHide comment)
    Linda, I don't recall a time of germans revolting - apart from the munich putsch in '23?? But that was short lived. :(
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