A "European response" is needed to resolve a refugee crisis in the region that respects "human rights and human dignity", European Union Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told CNBC on Saturday, as a new wave of nearly 7,000 migrants were resettled to major euro zone countries.
A mass exodus of refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria have been among those flocking to Europe in recent weeks, overwhelming Europe's member states and leaving officials grasping for solutions.
On Saturday, 6,500 migrants were able to overcome Hungary's objections and were dispersed to Austria and Germany. Massive protests put pressure on Hungarian, German and Austrian leaders to accept the influx of migrants.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are pushing for quotas on how many refugees each European Union (EU) member state should accept.
Meanwhile, the United Nation's high commissioner for refugees issued a statement on Friday that slammed the EU's "piecemeal" approach to the crisis.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's said last week that the surge of migrants threatened Europe's Christian culture, a major factor behind why the country barred their entry.
However, Moscovici told CNBC on Saturday that if Europe does respect Christian values, the region should be capable of welcoming those in need, regardless of their countries of origin.
"What I know about the church is that the church tells people that nobody who suffers should be left apart. And if Europe is Christian, Europe must be capable of welcoming those who suffer from political dramas, and who suffer in a humanitarian way," Moscovici told CNBC on the sidelines of the G20 gathering in the Turkish capital Ankara.