Leaders of the Visegrad group countries — Hungary, Poland, Slovkia and the Czech Republic — will not attend the EU summit organized by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.
"We aren't going," he said after a Visegrad group summit in Budapest.
All four Visegrad countries fiercely oppose the EU scheme from 2015 to redistribute asylum seekers across the bloc.
"We understand some countries have inner-political problems, but that must not lead to a European-wide panic," Orban said, referring to pressure German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces over asylum policy.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki described Sunday's migration summit as "unacceptable", following a meeting of the Visegrad states.
"We are not going to attend, they want to re-heat a proposal that we've already rejected," he said.
Orban spoke at a meeting of the Visegrad Four along with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who heads an anti-immigrant government like the other four countries.
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