* The Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) is committed to fighting mass migration in Europe.
Published by the Visegrad Post.
** Central European nations met again to enforce their plan against mass migration coming to Europe. On June 19, representatives from the countries of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) – Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia – met in order to pledge a closer cooperation on tackling illegal migration by the use of common civil and military means. Poland has observer status (geographically they have another border to focus on) but is quite active, especially in Macedonia.
The participants issued a short declaration which welcomes the Joint Action Plan and calls on the interior ministers of the involved countries to finalize it in the shortest time possible. The declaration takes note of the unified situation assessment, which facilitates the quick and joint mobilization of civilian, police and military capabilities, and states that the most important task is the protection of the external borders of the EU and the elimination of the root causes of migration in the sending countries.
It underlines that the CEDC member countries are willing to further enhance their cooperation and, if needed, to provide mutual assistance in the interest of managing the migration crisis. The declaration also emphasizes the importance of preserving stability in the Western Balkans.