Clear EU Verdict – Babiš Is Not Allowed to Receive Subsidies

Transparency International’s Petr Leyer Explains the Decision

29 April 2021

Andrej Babiš became the first head of government in the EU to have a conflict of interest confirmed by an audit of the European Commission. While Czech Prime Minister Babiš claims that the Pirate Party filed a complaint about his conflict of interest, in reality, it was the Czech branch of Transparency International.

Transparency International (TI) Director Petr Leyer, who has been working as a lawyer for the organisation since 2010, is glad that the European Commission gave serious consideration to TI’s suspicions. He explains the decision to go to Brussels and the possible ramifications of the final decision.

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Luboš Palata

EU editor of the Czech newspaper Deník and former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Slovak daily Pravda.

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