Spolu seeks no confidence vote in Babiš gov’t after EU audit
The opposition grouping Spolu (“Together”) announced on Tuesday it will begin collecting signatures towards convening a lower house of Parliament session at which MPs can express no confidence in the minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.
The move follows on a European Commission final audit that concluded Babiš has a conflict of interest since he continues to influence the Agrofert conglomerate he founded, which has received EU and Czech subsidies. It was announced by Civic Democrat chairman Petr Fiala at a joint press conference with his Christian Democrats and TOP 09 counterparts.
Spolu has urged the prime minister to initiate a vote of confidence, but he refused, accusing the opposition grouping of trying to destabilize the situation in the midst of a pandemic and escalating tensions with Russia. General elections in the country are scheduled for October.