(CIANEWS) - EU countries have agreed on a common reform of migration policy, which consists of an end to mandatory quotas, solidarity-based financial assistance to the most affected Member States and control of external borders. In addition, Interior Minister Vít Rakušan (STAN) negotiated a temporary exemption from the mandatory solidarity system for the Czech Republic. The reason for this is the large number of refugees admitted from Ukraine before the war, for whom the country is providing temporary protection in solidarity. In addition, the Czech Republic has been promised financial assistance in connection with its involvement in helping Ukrainian refugees. The proposal will be examined by the European Parliament.