Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman, much like his fellow Visegrad Four group allies, is tough on mass migration and has announced that he wants to see all illegal economic migrants deported.
Stating that it is not enough to crack down on illegal migration, President Zeman told the Financial Times that he wants to deport any illegal migrants who came to Europe during the migrant crisis for economic reasons rather than legitimately fleeing oppression in their home countries, reports Bild.
“Of course, I recognise the cruelty of the civil war in Syria, Iraq and so on, but we are not talking about these people, but of economic migrants,” Mr. Zeman said. Continue reading »
Czech President Milos Zeman says his country shouldn’t accept a single migrant in the interest of avoiding terrorism.
From The Daily Express:
CZECH President Milos Zeman has called for a total ban on migrants and refugees entering his country to prevent Islamist attacks.
He said allowing even one refugee into the country was too high a risk in the wake of attacks in Germany and France. Continue reading »
– Czech president says his ‘doors are closed’ to US envoy over Moscow WWII visit comments (RT, April 5, 2015):
Leader of the Czech Republc, Miloš Zeman, says he won’t let any ambassador of another nation intrude with advice over his foreign visits. This comes as the US Ambassador criticized Zeman’s plans to go to Moscow’s celebration of the WWII parade.
“I’m afraid, after this statement the doors of the Prague Castle are closed for Ambassador Schapiro,” Zeman told Parlamentni Listy webportal on Saturday. Prague Castle is the president’s official residence and office.
Earlier, the US ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew Schapiro, criticized Zeman’s decision to go to Russia for Victory Day celebrations in May. He called the plans “short-sighted”, as it would “be awkward” if the Czech president was the only statesman from an EU country on Red Square.
“I cannot imagine a Czech ambassador in Washington giving advice to the US president on where he should travel,” Zeman said. “I will not let any ambassador interfere with the program of my foreign trips.”
In the interview, the president also voiced his concern over the current Western attempts to isolate Russia. Continue reading »