The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve legal action against Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Euronews reported.
He is accused of violating the laws of the European Union and the conflict of interest, in particular the fact that Babish controls an agricultural holding Agrofert and receives subsidies worth hundreds of millions of euros through two trust funds.
At the same time, Babish himself denies the allegations. According to him, he moved away from business when he became prime minister of the Czech Republic. Babish also believes that the European Parliament interferes in the internal affairs of the Czech Republic.
However, his opponents, including German MEPs, believe that Babish should sell the holding company, stop receiving funds from the EU budget or step down as prime minister.
After the audit, Brussels said that it intended to demand the return of all Euro-donations received by the holding company Babis. On the side of the EU stood up and the Czech police, which recommends charging the prime minister with abuse of funds from the EU budget.
The European Court of Justice and the European Prosecutor’s Office also expressed interest in the case.