THE new Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has warned the European Union its actions of forcing countries to take in migrants will fuel the rise of populism as it allows the influence of extremist parties to grow.
Mr Babis said a Brussels diktat forcing his country to accept asylum-seekers would only fuel the rise of extremist parties.
Mr Babis said: “The European Commission can withdraw the charge at any moment.
“We have to negotiate on this and to offer different models, like guarding the borders or help to other countries.
“But we don’t want any refugees”.
The European Commission has claimed that it would take Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic to the European Court of Justice if they do not take in asylum seekers.
Mr Babis is due to represent his country at the EU summit on December 14 and 15, where European leaders are set to discuss migration.
The Czechs do not want to shelter asylum-seekers despite a drop in arrivals because of tighter borders.