According to media reports, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will present a proposal on migrant intake at an EU leadership summit scheduled to take place in Brussels on June 25-26.
“The Czech Republic is ready to accept, on a voluntary basis, several hundreds of migrants, including those currently staying in the countries of southern Europe and from refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East,” the documents read.
At the same time, Czech authorities will reiterate their opposition to the European Commission’s plan to mandatory redistribute migrants arriving to Southern Europe.
On Saturday, Sobotka said that Prague wants the Czech government, and not the European Commission, to be the authority to make the final decision on whom to admit.
The European Commission proposed to redistribute migrants among all the EU member states based a system of quotas that would take into account a country’s gross domestic product, population, unemployment rate and the existing number of documented migrants. According to these quotas, the Czech Republic would have to accept 1,328 refugees.