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Slovakia will lead the EU for six months – although migrants, Islam and Soros’ civil society are not welcomed there

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Slovakia, Bratislava – Five weeks before the start of the Slovakian presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months, Prime Minister Robert Fico met with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and spoke again on migrants, Islam and stressed his will to keep and protect the Slovakian heritage and specific character by not making the country “multicultural”.

On the 1st of July, Slovakia will for the first time lead the European Union’s Council for six months. Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, went to Bratislava this week to meet with Slovakian Premier Robert Fico to discuss about the priorities of the EU for the second half year of 2016. According to Schulz, the main challenges for the upcoming Slovakian lead will be the economical and financial matters, as such as the migrant topic.

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Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia

For Fico, Islam and Soros’ civil society are not welcomed in Slovakia

About the migration situation, Fico had a clear position he stressed a day before the meeting. “It may look strange but sorry … Islam has no place in Slovakia,” Fico told the TASR newswire Wednesday. “If someone says that Slovakia wants to be multicultural, then he is going against the basics of the country,” he added. Fico also recalled the Slovakian position on the quotas, stating that Slovakia does not accept them. He said that the country’s interest is to keep its own tradition, and that it does not let its particularity to be changed. “We don’t want to change Slovakia’s character based on the heritage of Cyril and Methodus, which is here for hundreds of years,” he explained, before adding that he is against the creation of a Muslim community. “I don’t want tens of thousands Muslims to be here, continuously trying to make their interests prevail,” concluded Fico.

Robert Fico also added in this interview for the TASR newswire that during the last elections in March, he had to face not the political adversaries, but the civil society supported with foreign money and politically highly involved opposition media. According to him, George Soros is one of the main support of these organizations, echoing Viktor Orbán’s declarations. “There is a background power, backed by George Soros. And not only in Hungary, but also in other European countries, but nobody is speaking about it,” said the Hungarian Premier. “This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state,” PM Orbán said. Macedonia former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski spoke also about Soros and the role of the civil society in the troubles he had to faced until his resignation in January.