"Slovenia believes that solidarity among member states is crucial. If faced again with high number of migrants or asylum seekers, we too would need help to alleviate our burden. Therefore, we are in favour of the EC proposals," Erjavec said.
He stressed that the European Commission proposal on the refugee relocation scheme "constitutes a fair and sustainable system that would, in case that the number of asylum seekers exceeds the absorption capacity of any given state, redistribute the burden among those who are not confronted with excessive pressure."
The European Union is currently struggling to manage a massive refugee crisis dubbed by Frontex as the worst refugee crisis since World War II, with hundreds of thousands of people leaving conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa to escape violence and poverty and seek asylum in Europe.
In 2015, the European Union introduced a refugee quota system on the resettlement of 160,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary across EU member states within two years.