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4. 9. 2015 17:21

The prime ministers of the countries of the Visegrad Group approved a joint declaration regarding migration

Mimořádný summit předsedů vlád zemí Visegrádské skupiny k řešení migrační krize, 4. září 2015.
On Friday, 4 September, an extraordinary summit of the prime ministers of the countries of the Visegrad Group took place in Prague.
On Friday, 4 September, an extraordinary summit of the prime ministers of the countries of the Visegrad Group took place in Prague, dealing with current developments in and the impact of the migrant crisis in Europe. The summit resulted in a Joint Declaration of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group Countries, in which the prime ministers of the V4 countries agreed on a common approach to addressing the migrant crisis, and declared their mutual solidarity.

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Slovak Republic expressed their full support for Hungary in dealing with migratory pressures. The leaders of the Central European region also agreed to increase commitments to provide help in the migrants’ countries of origin and transit countries, to provide experts and equipment for the protection of the EU’s borders, and to increase efforts to fight smugglers.

The prime ministers also called upon the EU to take a joint approach, especially in implementing the conclusions of the European Councils, including the creation of a system of “hotspots”. Another task for the entire EU upon which the prim ministers of the V4 countries agreed is effective monitoring and protection of its external borders through joint operations. The countries of the Visegrad Group also called upon the European Commission to create a list of safe third countries.

The full text of the Joint Declaration of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group Countries is available at http://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/statement-of-the-heads-of-governments-of-the-visegrad-group-134161/

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