Eastern EU members refuse migrant quotas: Prague

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek speaks for several east European countries that have rejected quotas for taking in refugees (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare) (AFP/File)

Prague (AFP) - Four eastern EU members meeting Friday in Prague stuck to their rejection of compulsory quotas for migrants proposed earlier this week by the European Commission.

"We're convinced that as countries we should keep control over the number of those we are able to accept and then offer them support," Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told reporters at a joint press conference with his Hungarian, Polish and Slovak counterparts.