When Visegrad countries opposed the EU migration plan, which aimed to (re)distribute asylum seekers and refugees to Member States, many were surprised by such vocal and strong opposition. Since then, the reasons shaping the policy responses of Visegrad have come under the spotlight – lack of experience with migration, anti-Muslim sentiments, populism, nationalism and/or fear. […]
Zuzana Števulová is director of Slovak NGO Human Rights League (Liga za ludske prava), which focuses on human rights and inclusion of refugees and migrants. In 2016, she received International Women of Courage Award by U.S. State Dept. for her activities for inclusion of refugees in Slovakia.