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    Czech Republic to Boost Security on German Border Amid Fears of Migrant Flows

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    Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said that the Czech Republic received information from several German politicians that hundreds of thousands of refugees who had not received permission to live in Germany would be expelled from the country.

    PRAGUE (Sputnik) — The Czech Republic intends to strengthen controls on its border with Germany amid fears that refugees who were not been granted the right to live in Germany might try to reach Czech soil, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said Wednesday.

    "There are serious concerns that these people [refugees] might try to illegally cross the [German] borders with neighboring states. In this regard, we intend to strengthen security on the Czech-German border," Chovanec said.

    According to him, the Czech Republic received information from several German politicians that hundreds of thousands of refugees who had not received permission to live in Germany would be expelled from the country.

    Therefore, Chovanec added, security on the Czech-German border must be heightened, especially in those areas which are not far from refugee accommodation centers located in Germany and in areas between official border crossings.

    The Czech Republic, is one of the four Visegrad Group (V4 group) states, along with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, which opposes the implementation of the mandatory EU quota scheme to relocate thousands of refugees throughout the bloc since it was proposed in May 2015 amid the deteriorating refugee crisis.

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