"The refugee crisis can only be solved as part of a European overall plan, and not by any country individually," Igor Crnadak said, addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Crnadak noted that the crisis had become a test of European values and institutional capacity.
Europe is struggling to cope with a massive refugee crisis, as hundreds of thousands of people flee conflict-torn regions such as Syria, seeking asylum in the bloc. According to the European Commission, more than 500,000 asylum seekers entered the European Union this year alone.
Many EU countries chose to introduce their own measures to deal with the situation. Some reinstated border controls, while others went as far as to deploy military reinforcements on their frontiers.