Stork’s Nest: Police propose indicting Czech PM, ex-advisor for alleged EU subsidy fraud

Police on Monday proposed indicting Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and a former advisor for having allegedly temporarily changed the status of his Stork’s Nest complex over a decade ago to get an EU grant intended to support small and medium-sized businesses.

Two weeks ago, police announced they had concluded a six-year criminal investigation into whether Mr Babiš illegally acquired 2 million euros in EU subsidies through fraud. The proposal to indict the prime minister and his former advisor, Jana Mayerová, will now be dealt with by supervising public prosecutor Jaroslav Šaroch, who can file a charge, stop the criminal prosecution or settle the matter another way.

Author: Brian Kenety