Czech PM Babis to ask lawmakers to lift his parliamentary immunity

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 2:02 AM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday he would ask lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity to face allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

Police are investigating whether he illegally received a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago by hiding ownership of a farm and conference center. Babis denies wrongdoing.

Babis was speaking before a parliamentary committee meets on Tuesday to make a recommendation on whether to lift Babis's immunity from prosecution that he is granted as an elected member of the chamber.

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(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Nick Macfie)