EU Public Prosecutor’s Office takes over Czech PM’s conflict of interest case

The newly established European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) based in Luxembourg has taken over the case of Prime Minster Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interest, the news site reported on Saturday.

The independent office was launched on June 1 to take over all the more serious matters with an impact on the EU budget, on which the Public Prosecutor’s Office started working after November 2017. So far is has taken over 12 cases from the Czech Republic.

According to a final audit by the European Commission, released in April, the Czech prime minister continues to influence the multi-billion crown corporation Agrofert he established, even after he was forced to place it into trust funds to meet a strict new conflict of interest law.

Author: Ruth Fraňková