Transparency International Czech Republic has complained to the European Commission about the potential conflicts of interest surrounding Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his personal business dealings.
Philippe Lamberts, co-president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, said:
“If Andrej Babiš is indeed the ultimate beneficial owner of a company receiving large amounts of EU funds, or if he personally benefits from them, then he must step aside from his job as Prime Minister. Babiš certainly shouldn’t be part of the discussions on deciding the future EU budget if some of it will end up in his own pocket. The European Commission should investigate the matter and make sure that all decision-making around the future EU budget is free from any conflicts of interest.”
The Greens/EFA group will send a formal request to the European Commission to investigate the matter further.