Court rules PM does not have to apologise for calling Transparency International “corrupt”

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will not have to apologise to the Czech branch of anti-corruption NGO Transparency International for repeatedly calling it corrupt the Regional Court of Central Bohemia ruled on Monday. The Czech News Agency reports that it is likely that Transparency International will appeal the decision.

According to the judge who was in charge of the case, the prime minister’s statements in this regard were reactions to criticisms of his own person and it is therefore clear that he was not actually accusing Transparency International of corruption, bribery or any other crimes.

Author: Tom McEnchroe