SaS: Has Fico Okayed Mandatory Refugee Quotas?

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SaS leader Richard Sulik. (Stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, April 1 (TASR) – Prime Minister Robert Fico should state clearly how Syrian refugees that the EU is supposed to accept from Turkey in exchange for economic migrants will be distributed among individual countries, said Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Martin Klus on Friday.

Klus also asked whether Fico has agreed to some sort of mandatory distribution system concerning these particular refugees. He stated that Fico was extensively using migration as a topic before the March 5 general election, so he’d like to know how the premier actually defended Slovakia’s interests at the EU-Turkey summit that took place shortly after the Slovak vote.

“We’re calling on the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry to publish this information,” said Klus.

Meanwhile, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry should protest vis-a-vis allegations that Turkey is sending Syrian refugees back to war-torn Syria, said Klus, reiterating SaS’s stance that hotspots for migrants should be created outside the EU and that migration problems should be tackled in the countries of origin. There’s also a need to fight people smugglers, while Slovakia should become more actively engaged in attempting to resolve the Syrian conflict, stated the SaS MP.

Commenting on the idea of setting up a European secret service, Klus said that this could be created only as part of a super state or European federation, but the EU is neither.

“Instead of creating a European secret service, we should better coordinate the activities of existing national secret services,” asserted Klus.