September 22, 2015 / 4:47 PM / 4 years ago

Slovak PM Fico: migrant quotas will not happen on my watch

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico arrives at the European Union (EU) Council headquarters at the start of an EU leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia will refuse to implement a European Union plan to redistribute asylum seekers to all EU countries under a quota system approved by the bloc’s interior ministers on Tuesday, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said.

“As long as I am prime minister, mandatory quotas will not be implemented on Slovak territory,” Fico told the parliament’s EU affairs committee.

Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova; Writing by Jan Lopatka

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