Lawmakers to investigate Finance Minister Babiš’ role on supervisory board of German company

Lawmakers are to consider whether Finance Minister Andrej Babiš did not break the law by remaining on the supervisory board of the German chemicals company SKW Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz GmbH he owns after taking up his post in the Czech government. In his personal property declaration for 2015 Mr. Babis said he had received 4200 euros for his work on the supervisory board of the company. The finance minister claims his role in the company is not in violation of Czech or German law, but Parliament’s mandate and immunity committee says it could be in violation of the conflict of interests law.