Slovenia asks for prolonging Czech police officer’s mission

07-01-2016 updated

Slovenia has asked the Czech government to prolong the mission of Czech police officers, who help guard the Schengen border with Croatia with regards to the EU’s migrant crisis, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Thursday during a visit of an asylum facility in Kostelec nad Orlicí. Twenty Czech policemen have been serving in the country since November. The government in December has also approved sending 25 police officers to Macedonia. Minister Chovanec also said that the capacity of the Czech Republic’s asylum centres is sufficient at the moment and there is no need for further facilities.