Premier: Slovakia Rejects Mandatory Quotas, Ready for Other Forms of Solidarity

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Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Stock photo by TASR)
Bratislava, June 25 (TASR) – Slovakia continues to refuse the mandatory redistribution of migrants and is ready for other forms of solidarity, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) told journalists on Monday.

“The Slovak Republic is ready for other forms of solidarity. It will offer them, but we’ll never agree to be obliged to participate in the redistribution of migrants,” said Pellegrini.
The premier noted that Slovakia wasn’t part of the decision that opened the door for migrants to enter the European Union en masse. “Some countries decided on this autonomously. And now these countries are asking us to participate in this solution which we didn’t agree with and which we weren’t involved in,” he said.
According to Pellegrini, Slovakia will help with the technical, material, financial and personal aspects. “But our position is unchanged when it comes to mandatory redistribution,” reiterated the premier.