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Czech Republic: V4 leaders meet to discuss EU migration policy02:30

Czech Republic: V4 leaders meet to discuss EU migration policy

Czech Republic, Prague
December 3, 2015 at 19:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) alliance met in Prague, Thursday, to discuss their common attitude towards the European Union's migration policy. Member countries of the V4 include the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Speaking during a joint press conference, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban said that "the border control mechanism should belong to the control of states also," adding that Hungary won't "delegate this duty on others or on supranational European institution. Each country must take its part of responsibility of Schengen border protection."

For his part, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that the "government of the Slovak Republic made an appeal to the European court in Luxembourg" against the migrant quotas which were introduced by the EU in September, with Hungary also appealing against the quotas.

The leaders of the V4 group also met with South Korean President Pak Kun-hje to discuss further cooperation. V4 countries are the second largest economic partner of South Korea in the EU after Germany.

Czech Republic: V4 leaders meet to discuss EU migration policy02:30
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The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) alliance met in Prague, Thursday, to discuss their common attitude towards the European Union's migration policy. Member countries of the V4 include the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Speaking during a joint press conference, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban said that "the border control mechanism should belong to the control of states also," adding that Hungary won't "delegate this duty on others or on supranational European institution. Each country must take its part of responsibility of Schengen border protection."

For his part, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that the "government of the Slovak Republic made an appeal to the European court in Luxembourg" against the migrant quotas which were introduced by the EU in September, with Hungary also appealing against the quotas.

The leaders of the V4 group also met with South Korean President Pak Kun-hje to discuss further cooperation. V4 countries are the second largest economic partner of South Korea in the EU after Germany.

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