Outgoing Czech Premier Andrej Babis praised Viktor Orbán after the conclusion of last week’s European Council summit, and believes that the Hungarian Prime Minister “should be thanked for his fight against migration” after building a fence on the Hungarian border in 2015, reports Euractiv.

Babis claimed that Orbán “was the only one protecting the Schengen area” when he built the reinforced border fence. The Czech premier also praised EU members Croatia and Bulgaria for their efforts in protecting EU borders.

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