Deputy PM: Agrofert should return disputed EU funds

The EU funds that the Czech Republic will have to return on the grounds of the EU audit should come from the Agrofert conglomerate, Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček told journalists on Saturday.

Mr. Hamáček, who heads the junior party in the coalition government, said the Social Democrats would not leave the government over the prime minister’s stated conflict of interest, in view of the complicated situation with the coronavirus pandemic, but he said he did not want taxpayers to have to cover the money that will have to be returned.

The opposition Pirate Party has made a similar demand.