Police investigate the purchase of a French chateau by André Babis
After the publication of financial documents, called the Pandora Papers and relating to the assets of, among others, politicians and business stars, the Czech police will investigate the case of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who secretly acquired real estate in France through companies registered in tax havens.
“The ambiguity will be investigated by the National Organized Crime Unit, not only with regard to the Prime Minister, but also other Czech citizens linked to the case,” the services said. The names of around 300 Czechs appear in connection with the Pandora Papers scandal. The police spokesperson added that they declined to comment.
German MEP wants to exclude Czech Prime Minister from Council of Europe session
Babish admitted that the way he bought the property was not fit for a politician. However, he had reservations that the deal took place in 2009, before entering politics.
“About Andre Babes Breaking both European and Czech law, he was known to everyone. But cheating in the Czech tax system, which was trying to reform, is the height of hypocrisy. “
“He cannot take part in discussions in the European Council on an equal footing until the conflict of interest and the origin of the money for which he bought the castle are clarified!” The other heads of state and government should exclude it (from the deliberations)! »MEP Thunder Green Germany Daniel’s friend.
Pandora’s leaf case
The Pandora Papers were analyzed by the largest international group of investigative journalists in history, which included more than 600 journalists from 117 countries. However, the Czech Prime Minister is convinced that the revelations are intended to harm this week’s parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic.
The issue of the Pandora Papers was on the agenda of the plenary session of the European Parliament. Tomorrow, the European Parliament will hold a debate with representatives of the Council and the European Commission.
Babis will meet his counterparts from other EU countries at the EU-Western Balkans summit which begins today in Slovenia. No other EU leader has yet been directly mentioned in the Pandora Papers. However, the documents contained reports of suspicious activity and assets of other European leaders, including those Russia I Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin I Volodymyr Zelensky The former prime minister Tony Blair in UK.
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