Czech police recommend charges against Prime Minister

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Police in the Czech Republic have recommended that charges be filed against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and several others in a case involving the alleged misuse of EU funds.

A spokesperson for the Municipal Public Prosecutor’s Office in Prague Czech said police ended the investigation and the file was submitted to the public prosecutor, together with a motion to bring an indictment .

The Czech prime minister, has repeatedly rejected allegations of wrongdoing in the so-called Stork’s Nest case in which it is alleged that Babiš illegally accepted €2 million in EU subsidies related to a farm and convention centre.

If convicted in the case the prime minister could face several years in jail.

The EU’s anti-fraud agency, OLAF, found irregularities in the Stork’s Nest case, and the European Commission is in the process of preparing a report on a possible conflict of interest involving Babiš.

Late last year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution raising concerns about conflict of interest and the use of EU money in the Czech Republic.
Via Politico

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