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on August 19, 2017 in World News

Czechs take in a dozen refugees, but no more – minister

The Czech Republic has only accepted 12 refugees out of its quota of around 1,600 set by Brussels and does not intend to take in any more – even if that means suffering penalties, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said. Speaking to the site Parlamentni listy, Chovanec said his country would be willing to face any sanctions imposed by the EU. “As gradually we check the remaining refugees, I think it is not possible to take anyone else,” he told the website. “It is then up to the government to assess if it was worth sanctions or not. In...

The Czech Republic has only accepted 12 refugees out of its quota of around 1,600 set by Brussels and does not intend to take in any more – even if that means suffering penalties, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has...

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