Chairman of the Slovak Smer-Social Democracy party Robert Fico addresses supporters during an election rally on March 2, 2016 in Bratislava ahead of the March 5 general elections. / AFP / SAMUEL KUBANI
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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico vowed Wednesday to push the European Union to stem the influx of refugees into the bloc by sealing the border of non-member Macedonia with Greece.Fico added that he would raise the issue with EU partners at a Monday summit with Turkey.Along with regional allies the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, Slovakia has vowed to help Bulgaria and Macedonia seal their borders with Greece, should Athens fail to stem the tide of refugees from Turkey by mid-March.More than a million people, mostly refugees and migrants from war-torn Syria and Iraq, arrived in the EU last year amid the worst crisis of its kind in Europe since World War II.
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