Czechs call Central European summit on migration for Feb 15

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 6:30 AM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Visegrad group of central European countries will hold a summit on Feb. 15 to discuss the migration crisis, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka tweeted on Tuesday.

The meeting of Czech, Polish, Hungarian and Slovak prime ministers will take place ahead of a Feb. 18-19 summit of European Union leaders at which the crisis will be assessed.

The Visegrad group have called for stricter EU border protection and limits on an influx of migrants, and have protested against an EU quota system intended to redistribute asylum seekers from western Europe.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Kevin Liffey)