Czech Republic to represent Poland at EU summit in Malta

11-11-2015 updated

The Czech Republic will represent Poland’s interests at the EU summit on migration in Malta, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday on his Twitter account, adding that he was asked to do so by his outgoing Polish counterpart Ewa Kopacz. The outgoing Polish Prime Minister won’t be able to attend the summit, because it clashes with the first meeting of Poland’s new parliament. The two-day meeting in Valetta, which got underway on Wednesday, should address smuggling of immigrants and set rules for the return of migrants to their country of origin, PM Sobotka said on Wednesday before leaving for the summit.