European Union (EU) ministers voted to launch a scheme to redistribute 120,000 asylum seekers around the region on Tuesday, according to Reuters, which cited diplomats.
However, a deep divide is emerging across the EU, with one side calling for further controls and the other pushing for each country to do their part, against a backdrop of widespread border confrontations and chaos.
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban is one of the most vehement opponents to a EU-wide quota system proposed by the 28-country group's leaders. Addressing parliament on Monday, he said migrants were "now not just knocking on our door, but breaking it down," a statement on the government's website said.
The country's parliament Monday authorized the government to deploy the army to use "non-lethal" force such as rubber bullets, tear gas and net guns on the crowds of migrants trying to gain entry to Europe, Reuters reported.