Following news of widespread assaults and robberies in the German city of Cologne on New Year's Eve, with women and girls as the predominant victims, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrat, ČSSD) has called for increased protection of EU borders.

His Slovak counterpart, Robert Fico (Smer-SD), went further, saying that his goal was not to let Muslims into the Slovakia, and he called for the next EU summit to be on the topic of migration.

Sobotka posted his comments on his Facebook page on Jan. 8. "Recent events in German cities show how important the security and integration aspect of the solution to the migration crisis is," Sobotka said.

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