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27. 8. 2015 23:09

Prime Minister’s statement on the tragic death of refugees in Austria

This serious and sad tragedy has reminded us once again of the depth of the migration crisis. I feel sorrow for all those lost lives, yet the worst of the matter is that they may not be the last because, on the one hand, refugees are making desperate efforts to reach the EU and, on the other, people traffickers are cynically trying to make money from their plight. Europe needs to respond by quickly finding a more effective way to halt the military conflicts which have triggered the wave of migration, protect external borders and, at the same time, help those who have nowhere to go back to and genuinely need assistance.

Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

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