Czech Republic, Poland tighten border control with Slovakia amid surge in migrant flow
On October 4, Poland and the Czech Republic will introduce enhanced control, which will last for 10 days, on the border with Slovakia in order to curb the flow of illegal migration and smugglers
Reuters reported the information.
On October 3, the Czech Republic and Poland have taken joint measures to introduce checks on their borders with Slovakia in order to curb the flow of illegal migration and smugglers.
The enhanced controls will begin on Wednesday and will last for 10 days with the possibility of extension.
“This is a measure necessary for the effective fight against groups of smugglers and illegal migration," Vit Rakusan, Czech Interior Minister, said on social media platform X.
According to him, the checks will be selective along the entire border and will aim to limit the impact on cross-border traffic.
The Slovak government criticized the move and said it would respond to it at a meeting on Wednesday, and Slovak Prime Minister Ludovit Odor said the issue needed a European solution.
Poland's Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said on Tuesday that the country is facing a surge in illegal migration and detentions.
"In recent weeks, we detected and detained 551 illegal migrants at the border with Slovakia. This situation causes us to take decisive action," Kaminski said.