Sobotka: EU and NATO should prepare for new migration routes

12-04-2016

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, says the European Union and NATO should prepare for possible changes to migration routes to Europe. Speaking after talks in Prague on Tuesday with Austria’s president, Heinz Fischer, he said the EU should boost security on the sea between Italy and Libya, adding that he could also see NATO playing a role in such operations. Mr. Sobotka said an EU deal with Turkey seemed to be stemming the flow of migrants from there to Greece; though this is good news, fresh routes can be expected, he said.