Czech and Slovak PMs reject quotas for refugees at Prague meeting


The Czech and Slovak prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka and Robert Fico, have reiterated their countries’ opposition to the idea of European Union states being required to take in compulsory quotas of asylum seekers. The European Commission is reportedly planning to propose such a system on Wednesday. Speaking after a joint session of the two states’ cabinets in Prague, Mr. Fico said the EU’s position should be based on a voluntary approach and the decisions of individual countries. For his part, Mr. Sobotka said states knew best what kind of measures they could introduce within the framework of solidarity.