Embattled MEP Ransdorf presents his case to party leadership

Embattled Communist Party MEP Miloslav Ransdorf met with his party leadership on Tuesday to explain the circumstances of his arrest in Switzerland last Friday. The MEP, who has not been charged, denied involvement in attempted financial fraud, saying he had only attempted to mediate with the bank on behalf of a bank client in the matter of a family inheritance. The MEP said he would now fight to clear his name. The head of the Communist Party Vojtech Filip said he was satisfied with the explanation and documents provided by Mr. Ransdorf.