Slovenia PM: ‘Urgent action’ required for migrant crisis

Slovenia’s prime minister told the United Nations Development Summit the migration crisis requires “urgent action” that addresses the “root cause” of the dilemma.

Miro Cerar said Friday in New York Slovenia and other European countries are striving to resolve the crisis in Europe with “humanity and solidarity, but also security.”

“The global migration crisis, which we are currently facing not only in Europe but also in other parts of the world requires urgent action,” he said.

“First and foremost we should address its root causes and prevent further loss of life. My country, together with other European countries has intensified the activities in resolving the current migration crisis in Europe. The main principles of our action are based on humanity and solidarity but also security. We should pool our efforts in combating illegal migration and suppressing the trafficking of migrants and human beings.”