V4 interior ministers discuss regional security in Warsaw
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Interior Ministers of Visegrad Group countries met in Warsaw on Monday to discuss border protection and internal security.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak (2R), Hungary's Sandor Pinter (R), Slovakia's Robert Kalinak (2L) and the Czech Republic's Milan Chovanec (L). Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said that the Visegrad Group countries “speak in one voice” when it comes to the immigration crisis in Europe.
“We think relocations only draw further waves of immigrants to Europe, it is inefficient,” Błaszczak said after the meeting.
The Visegrad group comprises Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Poland is presiding the group for the fifth time, until July 2017.
Meanwhile, the Reuters news agency reported that the European Commission plans to commence legal action against three of the V4 countries over their refusal to take in their quota of refugees.
At a press conference following Monday’s V4 meeting, Poland’s Błasczak said that punishing countries for not accepting refugees is “groundless”. (tf/rg)