Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) – The Visegrad Four’s (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) back-up plan concerning the migration crisis isn’t exclusive, as Germany spoke about a similar plan, said Most-Hid chairman Bela Bugar at a press conference in Bratislava on Thursday.
Germany let itself be heard that if Greece won’t protect the external Schengen area borders, there’ll be a need to protect the Macedonian-Greek borders. German representatives supposedly told this to Bugar during a visit to Slovakia roughly a month ago.
“This isn’t just a V4 proposal, it’s a proposal of people that think about the ways of dealing with the current situation,” said Bugar. He warned that firstly we need to stop the ‘uncontrollable influx of migrants’. V4 countries could negotiate about anything, but eventually they’ll have to discuss it with the entire EU, stated Bugar. Slovakia will preside over the EU in the second half of 2016 and will have to come up with a European solution, not a V4 or Slovak solution.
This year’s first two-day EU summit has started in Brussels on Thursday. Prime Minister Robert Fico is ready to support conclusions that the EU needs to focus predominantly on the protection of its external Greek-Turkish borders and to secure the implementation of the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan.
“We’ll press for Plan B,” said Fico at a session of the parliamentary European affairs committee prior to his departure from Slovakia. The Plan B counts with the external border protection to be shifted to borders of Macedonia and Bulgaria. Slovakia is willing to provide technical and personnel help.