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European Commission proposals for a unified EU response to an influx of migrants include several positive points but Slovakia still opposes mandatory migrant quotas, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday.

Slovakia is among four central European Union states that have been campaigning against plans by the Commission, as well as Germany, to redistribute some of the hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers flooding into Europe among all member states.

A new proposal presented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday went in the right direction on issues like protection of the EU's external frontiers, Fico said.


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