Robert Fico: ‘Islam has no place in Slovakia’

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Series Details 26.05.16
Publication Date 26/05/2016
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Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico started his third mandate heading the country's government by stepping up his anti-immigrant rhetoric, just weeks before Slovakia takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on the 1 July 2016.

Mr Fico stated on the 25 May 2016 that, while he was not against migrants coming in the country, he was worried such inflow would be change the face of the country.

Some sources pointed out concerns that the Slovakian presidency of the Council could damage the reform being undertakenn by the European Union regarding its migration policy.

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