"For my part, I found the decision unacceptable. This is a kind of blackmail by the Commission, which intends to force the reception of migrants," Zoltan Balczo said, adding that Budapest "cannot be forced to receive migrants who are totally unsuitable for integration."
The Hungarian and Polish foreign ministers slammed the EU plan to punish member states for not accepting their quota of refugees, with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto calling it "blackmail" and his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski saying it sounded like an April Fool's joke.
"I believe that the decision is against the Treaty of the EU and the Hungarian government cannot accept it," the Hungarian MEP concluded.
On Tuesday, the Hungarian supreme court ruled in favor of holding a referendum on the quota system to be held in September or early October.