Czech rejects allocation of offshore migrants into Europe

Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek on Wednesday reaffirmed his stance that Czech rejects the idea of allocating offshore immigrants to EU countries and said that is not a practical solution for the crisis.

Mr. Hamacek told reporters that the best way is to establish immigrant sorting centers outside of Europe, adding that those centers should be based in North Africa, where many people have been leaving their homes for Europe due to war and poverty.

In a meeting of EU Interior and Foreign Ministers in Paris on Monday, 14 countries agreed to a plan proposed by France and Germany, to allocate migrants rescued by humanitarian groups at sea across the EU.

Source: VOV5