Prague asks for extra time to reply to EU audit of PM Babis

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The Czech authorities has requested the EU Commission for extra time to ship its response to an audit of battle of curiosity allegations in opposition to prime minister Andrej Babis, citing the coronavirus disaster.

Earlier, an audit of the EU Commission has discovered that Babis has a battle of pursuits in his former enterprise empire that he has put into belief funds. He was charged over fraud and misuse of EU funds, and has denied the allegations.

The report discovered that Babis nonetheless had ties along with his former companies, whereas having influenced choices on the EU subsidies they’ve acquired. The announcement triggered protests earlier this month within the capital, Prague. In December, some 50,000 folks gathered in Prague to inform Babis to resign as prosecutors reopened the fraud investigation.

Czech media reported that the federal government now desires to postpone sending its response till June because of the unfold of coronavirus. The nation has reported 2,669 infections and 13 deaths.

If the claims of battle of curiosity are discovered to be true, the Czech Republic might need to repay EU funds.