Police charge another eight officials with abuse of EU funds

Anti-corruption police have charged eight officials working in the Northwest Regional Operational Programme office that distributes EU subsidies with abuse of office, soliciting bribes and harming the interests of the EU. According to the ctk news agency the officials were arrested and charged on Tuesday and six of them remain in custody. The suspects allegedly abused EU funds in two projects in the city of Liberec: the reconstruction of the Church of Mary Magdalena and the construction of the recreational park Perštýn.