Even if the European Union decides on a system allocating set numbers of migrants to individual states it will not work in reality, the Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, said in Prague on Tuesday. He made the comment just before the Czech minister of the interior, Milan Chovanec, left for Brussels for a crunch meeting on the subject with his EU counterparts. Mr. Sobotka said there was no legal mechanism that would allow for such a quota system. On Monday Prague issued a legal analysis questioning various aspects of the proposal. The Czech Republic is one of a number of EU states that insist refugees must be taken in on a voluntary basis.
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