Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Lipšic: No distribution of refugees from North Africa will take place

Slovakia won't support the concept of shared accountability for a potential influx of refugees from North Africa, Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)) said after a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers held in Brussels on Thursday, February 24.

Slovakia won't support the concept of shared accountability for a potential influx of refugees from North Africa, Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)) said after a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers held in Brussels on Thursday, February 24.

Lipšic was speaking in reaction to growing concerns, particularly from Italy, that an exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Libya could take place if the domestic situation in that country gets worse. "We oppose any concept of redistribution on principle. The rules on which the EU asylum law hinges should stay unchanged. Yes, solidarity means helping those who find themselves in a critical situation through no fault of their own, but no such relocation will take place," said Lipšic, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

"The situation could change any day. If these changes, indeed, take place, the EU needs to be flexible. However, we, as ministers, conceded that likening the situation to a biblical exodus is really blowing it out of proportion," added Lipšic.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.