Slovakia’s prime minister says his country is not a suitable place for Muslims to live because they could change centuries-long traditions.
In an interview with the local press agency TASR published on Wednesday, Robert Fico said he does not want to have “tens of thousands of Muslims” in Slovakia.
Mr Fico has previously said his government will not allow Muslims to create “a compact community” in Slovakia and that integrating refugees is impossible.
His country is also a vocal opponent of a compulsory EU plan to redistribute refugees in member states and is suing the EU over it.
Mr Fico said that Muslims would change Slovakia’s traditions, which have “been present here for centuries”.