The EU's eastern members are firmly deciding to reject fixed-term refusals for refugees arriving in Europe, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotk said on Monday in Prague.
"I anticipate that we will confirm the common position to reject the refugee quotas," Sobotka told the CTC news agency in anticipation of the meeting of foreign ministers of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Czech President said that the European Commission failed to see the implications of this idea, which was initially encouraged by Germany, that 120.000 migrants who are already in the EU are located in the member states.
Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna rejected any automatic response to the crisis.
"We are looking for a formula that would mean we can show solidarity, but which would also reflect our capacity," he said.
He called for the EU's southern borders to be secured because of the future wave of refugees.