At the end of September, the Czech Republic introduced border controls with Slovakia. Since then, more than 5,300 migrants have illegally crossed the border into the South Moravian region. stated a few days ago the Minister of Defense Jana Černochová. Migrants, mainly from Syria, illegally cross the Slovak-Czech border and usually continue on to Germany.
In total, according to data, about 8,500 migrants from eastern regions outside the EU arrived in the Czech Republic five days ago. The measure is currently scheduled until December 12.
The record number of illegal border crossings this year also affects neighboring countries. Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade last week signed a memorandum of cooperation in the fight against illegal migration and people smuggling.
This Friday there will be an extraordinary summit of European interior ministers that has been hastily convened precisely because of migration.
The countries want to strengthen the defense of their own borders and motivate neighboring Serbia to make it less easy for migrants to pass through. The leaders of Austria, Hungary and Serbia blame Brussels for the current situation. “The asylum system of the European Union has failed,” said the Austrian chancellor.