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BRATISLAVA (Web Desk) – Slovakia says it will not accept Syrian Muslims refugees under a European Union relocation scheme, because they would not feel at home, BBC reported.


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Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said the European country will only accept Christians.

The European country is due to receive 200 refugees from camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece under the EU plan to resettle 40,000 new arrivals.

The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an “inclusive approach” to relocation.

But Mr Metik denied the move was discriminatory and said it was intended to ensure community cohesion.