The EU’s proposed migrant quota could rip apart the 28-country club
Mr Kurz said: “I think the measure to distribute 160,000 refugees throughout EU member states in two years is wrong.
“The European Union should no longer cling desperately to it, it should say goodbye to it.”
The Czech President Milos Zeman warned at the time: “Only the future will show what a mistake this was.”
Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has warned the EU’s migrant quota is “unrealistic”
He said: “The debate on the distribution of refugees by quota may jeopardise the entire European Union. It is dangerous and causes unrest, misunderstanding and hostilities.
“Another problem is that many refugees refuse to go to certain EU countries. Romania, for example, was also forced to create thousands of quotas. But there are only a few hundred people willing to go to Romania.”
The Austrian diplomat made his comments after 98.3 per cent of voters answered ‘No’ in a Hungarian referendum on whether the EU had the power to introduce powers.
Officially, the result has been declared invalid as only 43.8 per cent of the electorate went to the ballot box – with 50 per cent needed.
However, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is taking the result as a victory against Brussels.
Migrants cross the Austrian border last year
He said: “No party since 1999 has ever been given such a support that the Hungarian governing party got yesterday. This support is binding; we won’t let anyone to take advantage on or to despise these voters.
“We put up a fight against Brussels. We knew that it’s going to be a heavy fight; we have to face revenge and blackmailing.
Mr Kurz warned the proposed scheme could “jeopardise” the European Union
“The decision of this referendum will determine the future of Hungary for a very long period; the country will be different if we accept the quotas and different if we reject it.
“Hungary has decided: 98 per cent of the voters believe that solely Budapest has the right to decide, and now we have to fight to enforce our right.
“With the overwhelming majority of ‘no’ votes yesterday, Hungary has won.”