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Prime Minister Janez Janša on the situation in Afghanistan

In light of the chaotic situation in Afghanistan that has been going on in recent days, Europe has been intensively preparing for a potential new wave of migrants. Janez Janša, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, currently holding the presidency of the Council of the EU, wrote on social media that the European Union would not be opening European "humanitarian" or migration corridors for Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Janez Janša

Prime Minister Janez Janša | Author KPV

"We will not be repeating the strategic mistake from 2015. We will only help individuals who helped us during the NATO operation and the EU Member States protecting our external border," wrote the Prime Minister. He added that if women in parts of Afghanistan could organise and fight the Taliban, men also could and should. "It is not the duty of the EU or Slovenia to help and pay every person on the planet who is fleeing when they could be fighting for their homeland," concluded Prime Minister Janez Janša.