ANO calls on Fiala to explain undeclared shares in credit union

The opposition ANO party has called for an extraordinary meeting of the Czech Chamber of Deputies over Prime Minister Petr Fiala's undeclared property share in the Enterprise Credit Union (PDZ). The newspaper Seznam Zprávy first reported on the possible conflict of interest, saying that Fiala could be fined CZK 50,000 under the Conflict of Interest Act.

The prime minister explained himself by saying that he held a current account with PDZ and did not realise that this also meant holding a property share. He told journalists in Brussels on Thursday, where he was participating in an EU summit, that he thinks this explanation is sufficient, as he had already explained everything to the public and showed journalists the relevant bank statements. He added that the fact ANO was making something out of nothing was a demonstration of their lack of real policies and ability to focus on important matters.

Author: Anna Fodor