Poland and the Czech Republic introduced on Thursday that they are going to lengthen border controls with Slovakia till November 2nd as all three nations goal to gradual the stream of unlawful migration. Poland’s Inside Minister Mariusz Kaminski launched a statement stating that checks shall be carried out extra steadily at checkpoints alongside the Balkan migration route on street, rail and pedestrian crossings. The short-term measure was prolonged from 10 days to twenty days.
Throughout a press briefing on Tuesday, the Inside Minister highlighted that 551 irregular migrants have been found and detained over two weeks. They have been heading to Germany by way of Japanese Europe through the Slovak border as per smugglers’ instructions, and lots of are undocumented. The Czech Republic’s Inside Minister, Vit Rakusan, is working alongside Poland and taking further measures to tighten unlawful migration routes by signing readmission agreements with nations the place migrants are coming from, resembling Uzbekistan. Many governments have agreed that frontier checks have successfully handled the stream of unlawful migration. Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic are a part of the EU’s Schengen open-border zone which permits the free motion of any EU citizen with a single algorithm for controls at exterior borders.