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Border control was expanded on the Slovak border

Border control was expanded on the Slovak border

According to Vit Rakosan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the measure, which was originally introduced for ten days and expires on October 13, has not yet led to an improvement in the situation, so it is necessary to continue inspections. Random border checks by the Czechs It was introduced in consultation with the Polish and Austrian governments due to the increase in the number of illegal immigrants. Veit Rakosan stated: After the Poles and Austrians decided to continue inspections, Prague has no other choice.

The Czech Republic had already controlled the Slovak border from last September until the beginning of February of this year due to the increasing numbers of immigrants. After the situation normalized, Prague canceled this measure, which sparked serious criticism from the Slovak government.

According to Rakosan, in the past 10 days the Czechs have screened a total of 43,749 people at the Slovak border and screened 283 illegal immigrants. The police also arrested 12 human traffickers, and criminal proceedings will begin against them. The restoration of border controls has so far resulted in additional expenditures of 53.4 million kroner (854.4 million forints) for the Interior Ministry. The minister said. According to previous information, there are 27 border crossings on the Czech-Slovak border, including 17 land crossings, seven railway crossings, and three river crossings.

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