Szijjártó: V4, EU cannot agree on refugee situation

Int’l Relations

The western countries in the European Union and the Visegrád Four countries still cannot agree on how to solve the refugee crisis in Europe, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said yesterday after a meeting of the V4 in Prague, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Szijjártó said that until the European Union is not able to “retain control over the borders of Schengen”, the EU “will not be able to handle the challenges of the migration crisis.”

According to Szijjártó, the EU will discuss the quota system as a priority today, rather than border protection.

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said that the Visegrád Four countries are trying to reach an agreement regarding the potential solutions to the crisis, as the European Union needs to act in unison to resolve the situation.

Following the talks, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn admitted that “different opinions” on the possible solutions for the “migrant crisis” still persevere. “Negotiations today were not aimed at finding solutions but to analyze different possibilities,” the politician said, according to MTI.

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