Czech Republic expanding facilities for migrants

24-09-2015

The Czech Republic currently has 680 vacancies in its facilities for migrants and another 400 should be made available in the near future, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told the European Affairs Committee of the lower house on Thursday. There are presently close to 900 migrants in asylum centres and detention facilities around the country. The minister reiterated his concerns that the approval of quotas by EU interior ministers could trigger a fresh wave of asylum seekers to Europe in the spring of next year.