COVID-19 lockdown: The EU leaders who didn’t lead by example

By |maj 27th, 2020|Andrej Babis, Boris Johnson, Borut Pahor, Boyko Borissov, coronavirus, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Jaroslav Kaczynski, lockdown, Ludovic Orban, Mark Rutte, News, populism|

In the UK and in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe leaders have shown lack of respect for the lockdown measures – the EURACTIV network looked into how some prime ministers and presidents have conducted themselves through the pandemic so far.

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In political U-turn, Czechs back EU’s green recovery plan

By |maj 25th, 2020|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, Czechia, News|

A draft statement from the Czech government calls on the EU economic recovery plan and long-term budget to fall in line with the European Green Deal, marking a U-turn from Prague's earlier positions.

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EPP propose law to protect small farmers against oligarchs

By |maj 13th, 2020|Andrej Babis, Bulgaria, Common Agicultural Policy, corruption, Czech Republic, EU funds, fraud, Hungary, investigative journalism, Italy, News, oligarchs, Viktor Orbán|

The European People's Party group called on Wednesday (13 May) for an EU law to prevent oligarchs and land-grabbers drawing on EU subsidies at the expense of small and medium-sized farming businesses. The practice is widespread in countries in Eastern ...

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Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

By |maj 8th, 2020|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, EPP, EU budget 2021-2027, EU funds, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Renew Europe|

MEPs in charge of controlling EU spending on Thursday (7 May) said Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš should stay out of negotiations towards the bloc's future budget until a probe into a possible conflict of interest was resolved.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

Czech PM urges EU to ditch Green Deal amid virus

By |marec 17th, 2020|Andrej Babis, China, coronavirus, Czech Republic, European Green Deal, News|

The Czech premier, whose country depends on nuclear energy and coal, said Monday (16 March) the European Union should ditch its landmark green law seeking carbon neutrality as it battles the novel coronavirus.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech PM urges EU to ditch Green Deal amid virus

MEP Hohlmeier: No system to identify conflict of interest in Czech Republic

By |februar 28th, 2020|Andrej Babis, News|

Distribution of EU funds in the Czech Republic faces several weaknesses, including a lack of clear system, said German MEP Monika Hohlmeier (EPP), who led a fact-finding mission of the Budgetary Control (CONT) committee to the country.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEP Hohlmeier: No system to identify conflict of interest in Czech Republic

Czech government to sue Commission over PM’s alleged conflict of interest

By |februar 5th, 2020|Andrej Babis, News|

The Czech government will fill a lawsuit against the European Commission over the suspension of subsidy payments granted to Agrofert holding, an agrochemical company of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (RE) that is currently managed by trust funds. EURACTIV.cz reports....

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech government to sue Commission over PM’s alleged conflict of interest

Czech PM must quit, say 50,000 protesters

By |december 11th, 2019|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, czech elections, fraud, News|

Tens of thousands of Czechs rallied in central Prague on Tuesday (10 December) demanding the resignation of populist billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš over fraud allegations.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech PM must quit, say 50,000 protesters

Revolt brewing against EU’s ‘unrealistic’ climate goals

By |december 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Frans Timmermans, News|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week.

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Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

By |december 4th, 2019|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, EU funds, fraud, News, OLAF|

The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict