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04 Sep 2015 description

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 16:16 GMT

The Czech Republic and Slovakia on Friday proposed creating a rail corridor for Syrian refugees linking Hungary and Germany, as Central European leaders rejected an EU-wide quota system taking in refugees.

"The Czech Republic and Slovakia can create a rail corridor for Syrian refugees travelling from Hungary to Germany, if Berlin and Budapest agree," Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said at a joint press conference in Prague.

20 Aug 2015 description

Bratislava, Slovakia | AFP | Thursday 8/20/2015 - 17:39 GMT

Slovakia's interior ministry said Thursday the EU member would grant asylum to only 200 Christian Syrians, as the European Union struggles to cope with a huge influx of refugees and migrants.

This would be a two-year process, ministry spokeswoman Michaela Paulenova told AFP, adding that it had decided to accept only Christians because they "have a great potential to seamlessly integrate into our society."

She said Slovakia has few Muslims and no mosques.

20 Aug 2015 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | jeudi 20/08/2015 - 19:41 GMT

par Ben SIMON

L'Europe s'enferme dans "une situation de déni" face à l'arrivée massive de migrants, qui fuient pour beaucoup des zones de guerre et de violences, a dénoncé jeudi le Haut commissaire des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le Portugais Antonio Guterres.

Au lieu de gérer cet afflux en fonction des besoins des sociétés européennes, "nous sommes dans une situation de déni", a-t-il dit dans un entretien avec l'AFP au siège du HCR à Genève.

21 Jul 2015 description

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Tuesday 7/21/2015 - 13:40 GMT

About 500 asylum-seekers will be temporarily relocated from Austria to Slovakia following an agreement signed by the two nations on Tuesday to help ease the pressure on Vienna.

Austria, a country of 8.5 million people, received more than 28,000 asylum requests in 2014, three times the European average relative to population size.

It expects at least 75,000 to arrive by the end of this year.

29 May 2015 description

Nepal - The Slovak Republic today handed over EUR 71,200 worth of humanitarian aid to IOM for earthquake victims in Nepal.

The aid, consisting of tents, basic emergency utensils, power generators and medical supplies, will be distributed in the coming weeks to homeless families in badly affected rural areas by IOM Nepal and its implementing partners.