Random checks, which are supposed to prevent illegal migration through the Czech territory, were supposed to start at midnight today. Minister of the Interior Vít Rakušan (STAN) emphasized after the government’s meeting that the move is a response to the “migration domino” in Central Europe, and the Czech Republic cannot behave differently in view of the decisions of neighboring states.
“Since the start of checks on the border with Slovakia in October, the police have checked almost 400,000 people,” said the Rakušan. It detected 1,167 migrants and 56 traffickers.
The Czech Republic, in coordination with Poland, launched checks on the border with Slovakia on October 4, initially for 10 days. After another extension, the measure will last for about a quarter of a year. “Next Monday, at the initiative of the Czech Republic, the V4 meeting will take place in Hungary, primarily dedicated to issues of migration in the European and Central European area,” said the Austrian. According to him, the interior ministers of Austria and Germany will also arrive. The aim is to arrive at a plan for when the inspections could end.