Golob and Bettel call for walls-free Europe
Brdo pri Kranju, 22 February - Prime Minister Robert Golob and his Luxembourgian counterpart Xavier Bettel called on the EU to look for common solutions to migrations as they addressed reporters after their meeting at Brdo pri Kranju on Wednesday. They do not support building walls that would make a fortress out of Europe.
"The key is how Europe as a whole addresses this issue and the first steps have been taken. This complex problem will definitely be on the agenda of this year's sessions of EU leaders," Golob said.
He believes that more should be done to integrate migrants, cooperate with transit countries and engage in an open dialogue with the source countries.
Even though some countries or their leaders advocate such an approach, building walls on borders is not a solution, Bettel said. "We agree we need oversight, we need common rules but we mustn't make a fortress out of Europe," he said, speaking in French.
The two prime ministers also talked about bilateral cooperation and Slovenia's cooperation with Benelux countries - Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, where they specified space technologies. They also touched on the war in Ukraine and the Western Balkans.
Bettel is due to meet President Nataša Pirc Musar and National Assembly Speaker Urška Klakočar Zupančič later today.