Current and former finance ministers in sharp exchange of words

Current and former ministers of finance Andrej Babiš and Miroslav Kalousek were involved in a war of words in Tuesday’s debate. Mr. Kalousek said the fact the finance portfolio was held by the owner of food giant Agrofert meant a conflict of interest would not arise only in exceptional cases. The TOP 09 politician also said the ANO boss would have access to secret central bank information. Mr. Babiš replied by calling Mr. Kalousek a symbol of corruption and listing questionable contracts he was linked to, including in his time at the Ministry of Defence.

Author: Ian Willoughby