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Lipšic: multiculturalism doesn't work

SLOVAKIA should have an approach to legal migration with regard to the demographic development of the country, said Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic.

SLOVAKIA should have an approach to legal migration with regard to the demographic development of the country, said Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic.

“Demographically the number of citizens is rather declining and that’s how it will be in the future,” Lipšic told TASR newswire. “We need some concept of legal migration from countries that are culturally close to us. One of them could be, for instance, Ukraine. Today we already have doctors and experts in other areas from Ukraine in eastern Slovakia.”

But he said that migration from countries which are culturally distant is not desirable, as it causes civilisation, social and sometimes also criminal problems. According to Lipšic, of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), the project of a multicultural society has failed.

“The concept that two totally different civilisations can live next to each other without any conflicts and problems has failed in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, France, and simply everywhere they tried to put it into practice several dozens of years ago in good faith,” Lipšic said, as quoted by TASR. “That’s why I believe it’s good for legal migration to prefer persons that come from the same culture and civilisation.”


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