Prime Minister Sobotka rejects the mandatory quotas for the redistribution of refugees, proposed by the European Commission.
The reform of asylum was discussed on Wednesday by the European Commission, and it expects the redistribution of refugees in the whole Europe, dividing them by quotas. This system encountered the rejection of Visegrad 4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).
“Every country should be responsible for its own borders and the implementation of asylum procedures; the existing asylum system of the EU and the Schengen area are based on these basic rules. This is why the principles must be observed and enforced,” he added in a press release.
According to the EU rules, every country that rejects migrants has to pay 250.000 per rejected applicant, another rule that sees Sobotka deeply in disagreement.