Zeman: Parliament should debate acceptance of refugees

02-08-2016

President Miloš Zeman says Parliament should debate the issue of whether or not to accept refugees allotted to the Czech Republic under a European Union scheme. Communicating through his spokesperson, Mr. Zeman said on Tuesday that the country could not afford to risk terrorist attacks like those that had occurred in France and Germany. Accepting migrants would be to create a breeding ground for barbaric attacks in the Czech Republic, he said. The Prague government is committed to accepting nearly 2,700 asylum seekers under the EU plan. The head of coalition party ANO, Andrej Babiš, also says the country should refuse to accept any refugees