On Friday, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that introducing a mandatory quota system aimed at distributing illegal migrants among the EU Member States would be absolutely “absurd”, as the European Council has made the decision of not accepting one twice already: in April and in June.

Mr. Kovács said that the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council wants to overrule the decision of the EU’s most important political decision making body, the European Council with a simple majority decision.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister / MTI)