Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.
Speaking on state radio on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government will now fight the European Union’s migrant quotas in Brussels.
The far-right opposition Jobbik party sealed the bill’s rejection by boycotting the vote. It offered support only if the government scrapped a separate bond scheme that allows foreigners to buy residency rights.
In October, an overwhelming majority of Hungarians voted in a referendum to reject EU quotas stipulating how many migrants member states must accept.