Slovakia’s EU presidency in the shadow of Brexit and the refugee crisis, by Deutsche Welle.
Slovakia’s parliament has agreed that the country will not accept refugees and asylum seekers, and Muslims are not welcome among its population of 5.5 million people. Prime Minister Robert Fico, a Social Democrat, vowed during his campaign not to tolerate any Muslim communities in Slovakia. “There is no place for Islam here,” he said. …
For six months, [Fico] is to hold the presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers. German diplomats do not trust Fico to make much progress in reforming EU asylum policy and the fairer distribution of refugees across member states.
hat-tip Stephen Neil