Brussels assesses compliance with recommendations in EU audit on Babiš

Brussels has sent Prague a new assessment pertaining to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s possible conflict of interest.

According to the news site Neovlivní.cz, the European Commission remains convinced that this is so, despite Czech officials‘attempts to refute that claim.

The current report now assesses the Czech Republic’s compliance with the recommendations made and whether they are sufficient, according to a source familiar with the document Neovlivni writes.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution in June saying it is inadmissible for the Czech prime minister to partake in decisions on EU funds, while continuing to exert control over the multi-billion crown Agrofert conglomerate he founded, despite having placed it into trust funds.

It concluded that the only solution is for the prime minister to sell his business interests, stop receiving any public subsidies including EU funds, or step down from office.

The Czech prime minister maintains that he has no conflict of interest and fully complies with the Czech conflict of interest law.