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Visa Requirement? - No need for concern, says Britain
Radio Prague, May 19th - The Czech daily, Pravo, published an article in which it noted that Czech Interior Minister, Vaclav Grulich, informed the paper that in a recent meeting with the British Ambassador to Prague, he was warned that Britain is contemplating on the imposition of a visa requirement to the Czech Republic, due to the growing number of asylum seekers that have made their way into Britain as tourists. The imminent reaction was great concern but it appears that this warning was not as serious as it sounded. In this respect, Radio Prague telephoned the Press Secretary of the British Embassy in Prague, Mr. Giles Portman, and asked him first how much of this meeting between the Interior Minister and the British Ambassador was true:

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In the case of the visa requirement, is there reason for concern?

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From the British point of view, is the Czech Government doing enough?

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What has the Czech Government done so far to bring the number of asylum seekers down?

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Giles Portman there, Press Secretary of the British Embassy in Prague.

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