Andrej Babis cautioned the bloc that pushing Czechs over the refusal to shelter asylum-seekers could fuel a rise in extremist parties in the country.
The EU’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 accused the three countries of “non-compliance with they legal obligations on relocation”.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) could impose heavy fines, but may take up to many years to conclude.
Speaking in an interview to the Pravo daily paper, 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 Czechs have declined to shelter asylum-seekers despite an overall drop in rivals due to tighter borders and projects beyond the EU’s frontiers to discourage migration to Europe.
Mr Babis, whose government is due to be appointed by President Milos Zeman on December 13, will represent his country a day later at the EU summit, where European leaders will discuss migration.
He said that by using on with the court case, the EU might embolden extremist elements.
He said: ”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.”
Despite his ANO party winning the parliamentary election by a landslide in October, it is unclear whether Babis will be able to win a confidence vote for his government by mid-January as required by the constitution. He also faces the threat of prosecution in connection with his business interests.
The far-right, anti-EU and anti-NATO SPD party and the Communists have lent ANO support in several initial votes in parliament in return for committee posts for their members, raising the prospect that they may have some kind of agreement to back ANO.
But Babis reiterated in the Pravo interview that there was no deal in place and he would talk to all parties to either back the cabinet or abstain from the vote to help ANO win.