Proposal to expel Hungary from EU nonsense: Czech PM

Prague, Sep 14 (IANS) Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka rejected on Tuesday Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn’s proposal that Hungary should be expelled from the EU over its rough stance on migrants, saying the demand is “nonsense”.

Asselborn has repeatedly criticised Hungary and other central European countries, including the Czech Republic, but never before he presented a similar demand, Xinhua news agency reported.

In reaction to Asselborn’s call, Sobotka said they will not create any union within the EU or expel anyone, Europe “must cooperate and retain its cohesion”.

He said they are discussing the future of the EU in these days and they need to preserve a rational approach and unity and devote their time to joint issues. Europe must provide safety and prosperity for its citizens and preserve its competitiveness.

Sobotka said that he considers the widening of gaps and calls for expelling member states nonsense. The EU leaders agreed in June unanimously on the continuation of European cooperation in the format of 27 member countries. Nothing has changed in this agreement.

–IANS

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