‘Deportation’ only solution to refugee crisis: Czech leader

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his anti-refugee rhetoric, on Friday called for the “deportation” of economic refugees and suspected terrorists amid what he called the EU’s “complete failure” to tackle the refugee crisis.

The 71-year-old leftist has repeatedly spoken out against the surge of refugee arrivals in Europe and even attended a rally against refugees and Islam organised by the xenophobic Bloc Against Islam movement last year.

“The European Union has completely failed to solve the migration crisis,” Zeman told a meeting of social democrats in the Slovak capital Bratislava.

“The only solution to the refugee crisis is the deportation of economic migrants and those advocating religious violence, religious hatred, in short, plotting terrorism.”