EPPO takes over Czech PM's conflict of interest case

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The newly established European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) based in Luxembourg has taken over the case of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's conflict of interest, the news site iRozhlas.cz reported according to the Czech Radio.

The office was launched on June 1 to take over all the more serious matters with an impact on the European Union budget, on which the Public Prosecutor's Office started working after November 2017.

According to a final audit by the European Commission, released in April, the Czech prime minister continues to influence the multi-billion koronas corporation Agrofert he established, even after he was forced to place it into trust funds to meet a strict new conflict of interest law.

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for an end to EU funding to Agrofert, over alleged conflicts of interests.

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