EC Auditors Examine Babis’s Former Companies For Conflict Of InterestMatt Atlas
Auditors from the European Commission are in the Czech Republic to take a closer look at EU subsidies for a holding of companies formerly owned by the current Czech prime minister, which might still constitute a conflict of interest.
The Commission’s auditors are conducting inspections at a number of Czech institutions in order to investigate the potential conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in redistributing EU subsidies for holding Agrofert.
The EU inspectors already visited the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry for Regional Development last week, and this week they are at the State Agricultural Intervention Fund (SZIF), which distributes and controls EU subsidies in the agricultural sector.
The results of all the investigations should be published in April.