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Central European Leaders Discuss Brexit, Migration Policy in Warsaw

Central European Leaders Discuss Brexit, Migration Policy in Warsaw

WARSAW - Prime ministers from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries on Tuesday said they are against an obligatory refugee quota and linking migration with European funds.
Officials also adopted a joint position on Brexit and European Union (EU) migration policy during a meeting held here. During a joint press conference, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo emphasized that the EU needed reforms and Brexit might be a good opportunity to discuss them.
Her Czech counterpart Bohuslav Sobotka said V4 countries would press for a strong and clear European Council mandate for the forthcoming Brexit talks.
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico underlined that after Britain could not end up in a better position than when it was an EU member state, as it would set a bad example and work against EU unity.
V4 countries also disagreed to the proposed EU quota refugee allocation system and said they were against linking the migration debate to EU funds.
EU migration policy must be based on true compromise between member states, Szydlo said, adding the EU's migration policy was not effective and should be reconsidered. (Xinhua)