The Latest: Czechs agree to deploy police officers in Macedonia to help with migrant crisis

The latest on the continuing flow of refugees and other migrants into Europe. All times local:

12:50 p.m.

The Czech government has agreed to deploy 25 police officers in Macedonia to help the Balkan county cope with the influx of migrants.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says Monday's move comes at the Macedonian request. Sobotka says the officers will be deployed from the middle of January till the end of February.

Macedonia, which it a member of the European Union, is part of the so-called Balkans route that refugees have used on their way to rich Western countries.

The Czechs will also send financial aid of 20 million koruna ($800,000) to Macedonia.

Also Monday, the government extended a similar mission of 20 officers in Slovenia till the end of January. The Czechs had previously also deployed dozens of police officers in Hungary to help with the migrant crisis there.