Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Slovakia will put aside its strong views on curbing immigration and act as an honest broker on the issue when it holds the European Union presidency later this year, Prime Minister Robert Fico said Wednesday.The leftist Fico, who was reelected for a third term in March, said last week that Islam had no place in Slovakia, an extension of anti-immigration rhetoric in the election campaign.Slovakia has a tiny Muslim community of several thousand and has seen only a few hundred asylum requests from places like Syria in the past year.
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