Babiš: "Czechs Don’t Want Any Refugees"

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The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country.

The European Union’s executive will sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the bloc’s top court for their refusal to host asylum-seekers, Brussels said on Thursday.

“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,” Babiš said in an interview published on Saturday by the Pravo daily paper.

He added that by pushing on with the case, the EU might embolden extremist elements. “The EU has to understand, that if it won’t listen to our proposals, then the influence of extremist parties like (Germany‘s) AfD or (Czech) SPD will grow, whose strategy actually is to destroy the EU”. 

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