EU to help Hungary protect its borders

SLOVAKIA’s government has approved a plan to dispatch 50 police officers in Hungary to help protect the external border of the European Union. Prime Minister Robert Fico says the officers will be deployed at the Hungarian border with Serbia at Hungary’s request.

The Czech Republic is also sending 25 soldiers to Hungary’s border with Croatia this week and has announced it was ready to deploy 50 police officers and up to 100 soldiers in Hungary.

Fico said Wednesday the Polish government is expected to announce its contribution to help Hungary later in the day.

The four EU countries are also known as the Visegrad Group.  – ANA

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